Susannah C. Drake - FASLA, RLA, RA

Principal

 

Susannah C. Drake is the founding principal, of DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture, pllc. an award winning multi-disciplinary design firm. DLANDstudio is the recipient of National and International urban design awards from the AIA, ASLA and Chicago Athenaeum among others. As one of very few designers of her generation with professional design qualifications in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Susannah paved the way for more synthetic thinking about urban ecological infrastructure.

She is the recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, the James Marston Fitch Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Center for Architecture for research on campus landscapes and large scale urban infrastructure projects. Susannah is the former President and Trustee of the New York ASLA and former Trustee of the Van Alen Institute. She is the author of Elastic Landscape: Seeding Ecology in Public Space & Urban Infrastructure which was recently published in the collection of essays entitled Infrastruktururbanismus.

 

Susannah received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Dartmouth College in 1987 and Master in Architecture and Master in Landscape Architecture degrees from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1995.




Sandra Chuck - RLA, LEED AP
Principal

 

Sandra Chuck is a principal and landscape architect at DLANDstudio where she contributes her extensive experience in designing and building many types of projects. These include parks, campuses, urban streetscapes and plazas, cultural institutions, zoos, residences, and playgrounds.

 

Prior to joining DLANDstudio she was an associate at Quennell Rothschild & Partners. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, where she received the Geraldine Knight Scott Travelling Scholarship.  She is a registered landscape architect and LEED accredited professional.

 

 




Krista Bentson - RLA

Associate

 

Krista Bentson is a senior landscape architect at DLANDstudio. Her work over the last decade has involved the design of publicly accessible spaces to renovate or reimagine parks, streetscapes, plazas and waterfronts. Projects have included multiple waterfront projects, large scale wetland treatment cells for water reuse, and cultural amenities. The great majority of her projects have required collaboration with city and regulatory agencies in addition to collaboration with design teams, artists and clients.

Krista holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley’s School of Environmental Design. Prior to joining DLANDstudio, she has worked for Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect and Quennell Rothschild & Partners. She is a registered landscape architect.

 

 

 



Josh Price - RLA

Landscape Architect

 

Josh is a Landscape Architect at DLANDstudio. He is currently working on several public park projects throughout New York City, including the QueensWay, St. Gregory’s Playground in Manhattan, Lt. Joseph Petrosino Park in Brooklyn, and Stapleton Playground in Staten Island.

 

Josh has a wide-ranging knowledge of all stages of planning and design work, having helped to conceive project visions, public participation strategies, and governance structures; design public and private spaces at various scales; produce construction documents, details, and specifications; and oversee project construction. Josh has also taught, lectured, and been a guest critic for various landscape architecture, architecture, and urban planning studios.


Josh is a Registered Landscape Architect (NY), practicing for ten years in the fields of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. Josh holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University (2006), where he received the ASLA Award of Honor.

 

 



Charles Huang - RA, LEED AP

Architect

 

Charles is a designer at DLANDstudio. He is currently working on the Reconstruction of Joe Michaels Mile in Queens, NY. Charles is a registered architect in the state of New York and received his Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He has 16 years of experience as a practicing architect in New York City with work that includes a variety of adaptive re-use and interior architecture projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Erin Wythoff

Designer / Civil Engineering Coordinator

 

Erin is a designer at DLANDstudio. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University.

 

Prior to her work in landscape architecture, Erin developed a comprehensive stormwater management plan for the historic Bala Cynwyd, PA railroad station. Most recently she worked on the Changing Course Competition which focused on the rapid landloss and future of Lower Mississippi River Delta.

 

 

  

 



Parker Sutton

Designer

 

Parker is a designer at DLANDstudio. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he received the Sarah McArthur Nix Traveling Fellowship.

 

His professional experience includes a range of commercial, residential, and civic projects, from the 75,000 square-foot expansion of a tech-hub in San Jose to a 2,300 square-foot residential project in Sebastopol, CA, for which he was Project Manager. Parker’s design-research explores normative modes of seeing, acting, and placemaking in interstitial and overlooked places; he has conducted independent field-work in California, Utah, and Alaska.

 

 

 



Haley Johnston

Director of Business Development + Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Julia Chmaj

Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 



Moose

Office Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Alumni

 

Rebecca Hill, Associate

Yong Kim, Associate

 

Halina Steiner, Design Director

 

Anne Clark Baker, Designer
Johanna Balhaus, Designer

Lauren Barry, Designer

Jesse Catalano, Designer

Chris Davies, Designer

Alexia Friend, Designer

Karyssa Halstead, Designer

Nick Jabs, Designer

Forbes Lipschitz, Designer

Ailyn Mendoza, Designer

Claire Napawan, Designer

Lindsey Nelson, Designer

Rachel Pires, Designer

Susan Quilligan, Designer

Brett Seamans, Designer

Leah Solk, Designer

Rachel Whiteside, Designer

James Willeford, Designer


Christine Raftery, Office Manager

Carissa Azar, Office Manager

Nancy Carey, Office Manager

Meggy Hudson Black, Intern

Nina Chase, Intern

Julie Gawendo, Intern

Kate Healy, Intern

Aimee Hultquist, Intern

Chanwoo Kim, Intern

Delia Kulukundis, Intern

Kara Lanahan, Intern

Kevin Latusek, Intern

Michael Payton, Intern

Alexander Shisler, Intern