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Jenny Lauer

Project Designer + Cultural Landscape Historian

Jennifer joined Nelson Byrd Woltz as a Designer in June 2019 after receiving her Master of Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where she was awarded an ASLA-NY Honor Award and received recognition as a Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholar Finalist. After graduation, she participated in a landscape history and theory workshop for post-graduates at Dumbarton Oaks, with the support of the Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies and in collaboration with the Oak Spring Garden Foundation. Prior to her graduate work, Jennifer held internships at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the National Park Service, where she pursued interests in public horticulture and cultural landscapes. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies with a focus in sustainable development policy and economics from Allegheny College, where she won the Faculty Prize for Best Interdisciplinary Research Project for her work establishing food justice initiatives for women and children in transitional housing. At Nelson Byrd Woltz, Jennifer is interested in exploring the ways in which cultural landscape history and theory can infuse the creative design process with potential for healing the land, people, and communities. Her current projects include the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Master Plan on Shelter Island, New York and the Crowninshield Garden in Wilmingon, Delaware.