Partner and Director of Research
Skip is a Partner and the Director of Research at OLIN where he leads design and planning projects as well as OLIN Labs, the studio’s research practice. In our increasingly complex and resource-challenged world, Skip believes that landscape architecture, of all the design and engineering disciplines, is best positioned to positively impact the built environment to engage a social, economic, and cultural consciousness. He expresses this philosophy in his work by balancing not only the needs of the site, but also the unique needs of people and the environment each of his projects serves. Skip has recently completed the landscape design for Target Field Station, a new multi-modal transit hub and civic park in Minneapolis, Apple Park in Cupertino, California, and Adohi Hall, a new student residence complex at the University of Arkansas. He was also a member of the OLIN team that produced the winning entry for the 11th Street Bridge Park competition in Washington, DC. Skip is currently leading OLIN’s landscape design for Vallco Town Center, a new mixed-use destination expansive green roof in Cupertino, and the comprehensive reimagining of the Alexandria Waterfront in Virginia.