Jessica is an Associate at OLIN where she has contributed to several planning and design projects that seek to create socially and environmentally resilient infrastructures including the Los Angeles County LA River Master Plan and Meeting Green, a winning entry in the Philadelphia Water Department’s Soak It Up! design competition. Her other significant projects include Chicago’s Vista Tower, a new residential precinct at the University of Washington in Seattle, the new U.S. Embassy in London, and the LA River Index.
Jessica’s work explores the relationships between hydrological, cultural, and social contexts. Specifically, she explores how landscape architects can create anticipatory design solutions that create more equitable communities in both urban and rural settings and respond to issues relating to flooding and water resources. In her design, teaching, and research she seeks to broaden the scope of the profession by thinking holistically about the places we live, why we live there, and the environmental, economic, and social effects of our settlement patterns.
Jessica holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design where she won the Laurie D. Olin Award and a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in structural engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Jessica has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign where she also served as the Undergraduate Programs Chair in the Department of Landscape Architecture.