DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm with offices and work spanning the globe, is pleased to announce the promotion of six employees to the position of Associate.
Anna Cawrse began her career at Design Workshop’s Denver office in 2012 after graduating from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Since joining the firm, Anna has been involved and led projects that tackle the complexity of urban design and site design in projects such as Post Oak Boulevard in Houston, Sun Valley Master Plan in Denver and Dominion Bridge in Calgary. Anna has also been a leader in Design Workshop’s Denver office and in the industry where she serves as the Professional Education and Emerging Professionals Coordinator for the American Society of Landscape Architects Colorado and was recently accepted into the Urban Land Institute’s Partnership Forum.
Amy Benoit Harbert joined Design Workshop in 2014 as the Houston Office Director. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2000 and has also worked as an instructor of landscape architecture at Texas Tech University. Amy’s professional interests are broad and include the design of parks and open spaces, recreational trails, the facilitation of strong community relationships with the outdoor environment, regional planning, and the detailed design work associated with corporate campuses and garden spaces. Her portfolio affirms her interests showcasing project design and implementation of college campus work, roof-top gardens, waterfront redevelopment, corridor redevelopment and numerous regional planning studies located in the U.S. and abroad. Her portfolio of current work, located in Houston, includes projects such as corridor plans for the Westchase District, a bicycle and trails master plan for Generation Park and the creation of Houston’s first ever General Plan. Additionally she is involved in on-going community outreach and business development efforts and is an active member of the United States Green Building Council and the American Society of Landscape Architects
Since joining Design Workshop, Joshua Brooks’ passion for the built environment has manifested itself in a number of significant projects. His contributions include integral roles in the design and planning of the P Street Corridor in Lincoln, Neb.; Triangle Plaza and 15th Street Plaza in Denver; Oukaimeden New Town in Central Morocco, and most recently in the I-70 Corridor Reconstruction in Denver. Joshua has a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and a Minor in Environmental Planning from the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University. Joshua is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and serves on the board of the Design Workshop Foundation as well as the Alumni Advisory Committee at Louisiana State University.
Alison Cotey is driven from the belief that designers have the responsibility to influence the dynamic between space and people as a way of creating better places for everyday life. She joined Design Workshop’s Lake Tahoe office in 2012 with eight years of professional experience, a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Urban Design from the University of Colorado Denver. She is actively involved in the American Society of Landscape Architects, her local community and internally within the firm to promote the field of landscape architecture within the Sierras.
As an Urban Planner and Associate in Design Workshop’s Austin office, Emily Risinger’s experience includes comprehensive planning, downtown planning, parks and open space planning, master planning, community engagement best practices and urban design. Emily’s portfolio includes neighborhood, city and regional initiatives such as the Taylor Downtown Master Plan, Huntsville Housing and Economic Development Study and the Houston General Plan. Nationally, Emily serves as a leader of the American Planning Association Urban Design and Preservation Division. Locally, she serves as Vice-Chair of the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council. Emily joined Design Workshop in 2012 with a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.
Jon Brooke joined Design Workshop in 2014 as the Chicago Office Director. Educated in the UK, Jon has more than 20 years of experience and a portfolio that spans a wide variety of scales, from private gardens to large scale planning and design projects. Jon believes strongly in education and professional affiliation. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council, the Society of College and University Planners and the American Society of Landscape Architects. He has also lectured for more than 5 as Adjunct Associate Professor at IIT College of Architecture.
“Design Workshop prides itself as a company that is focused on lifelong learning and the professional development of our staff. Our latest class of Associates represents this model of continual improvement. It has been a pleasure to watch Amy, Josh, Emily, Jon, Anna and Alison continue to evolve as professionals and to realize this important milestone in their careers.”
– Kurt Culbertson, Chairman/CEO
About Design Workshop
Founded in 1969, Design Workshop has been recognized with nearly 300 prestigious awards for their work in community planning, new communities, urban centers and mixed-use resorts, public parks, golf courses and residences. The firm’s philosophy challenges staff and their clients to equally merge artistic vision, environmental sensitivity, community values and sound economics to create unique places that stand the test of time. They refer to this approach as DW Legacy Design®. For more information, please visit www.designworkshop.com.