Vanessa is a Senior Associate at Coen + Partners. She has been practicing Landscape Architecture for ten years both as an independent Landscape Architect and with firms in the United States and Canada. Vanessa received her Masters of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and has an interest in public space, process, and cross disciplinary collaboration. She has experience working on a range of projects that include urban plazas, public parks, civic campuses, memorials, and temporary outdoor installations. Her work focuses on coupling site research with programmatic needs to create designs that have unique connections to the surrounding communities.
While at PLANT Architect in Toronto, Vanessa led several award-winning projects including the Canadian Firefighters Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, and the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization. Prior to joining PLANT in 2008, she worked for OLIN in Philadelphia. Vanessa is a licensed Landscape Architect.