Featured Diverse Practitioners

Glenn LaRue Smith

Glenn LaRue Smith, ASLA has built an urbanism career inspired by the intersection of landscape and architecture. He has over thirty-five years of private, public and academic practice experience, focusing on the ‘City’ as a cultural and artistic medium for practice. As an application of this passion for urbanism, Glenn has worked on projects ranging from urban waterfronts and community redevelopment, to community playgrounds, and most recently, a memorial design. He has been a participant on urban design workshops in several major American cities and an invited juror on diverse design competitions.

What he has done over the course of his career is bring a respect for the intrinsic value and uniqueness of each project location to his work at PUSH Studio. This philosophy has yielded an approach that utilizes the interpretation of site imagery/symbols to develop appropriate place-specific sculptural landscape form. His leadership experience has been enriched by roles as Acting Deputy Director of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Redevelopment Authority and academic landscape architecture Chairmanships at Florida A&M University and Morgan State University. In addition to a Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from Mississippi State University, Smith is a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has served as President of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a member of Lambda Alpha International and the New York Urban Design Forum.

Read more about the influence on Glenn LaRue Smith, ASLA below.

Landscape Architecture Foundation Perspectives with Glenn LaRue Smith

Sculpting Communities: CALS Alumnus at Intersection of Urbanism and Art


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