Glenn LaRue Smith is principal of the landscape architecture/urban design firm PUSH Studio. He has 34 years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design with a portfolio of design work that encompasses urban waterfronts, zoo design, theme park, mixed-use, urban plaza, and park projects. Smith has worked for major landscape architecture firms on the east and west coast, managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of urban design and community-based development projects.
He has participated in charrettes for major cities such as New York, NY; Yonkers, NY; Detroit, MI; Sarasota, FL; Newark, NJ and Washington, D.C. In addition, he has been an invited panelist and juror on design competitions such as the New York Pier 40, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), New York Fresh Kills Landfill, and the Maryland and Potomac Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Design Awards.
He is a 1997 Loeb Fellow, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and holds a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University. Smith also served as the President of the New York Chapter of ASLA (1995-1996).