Andrew is a graduate student at LSU, where he is pursuing his MLA and a graduate minor in Wetland Science and Management. His research interests include ecological infrastructure, hydrodynamic and geospatial modeling, and coastal landscape evolution. In February, he successfully defended his thesis, which used hydrodynamic modeling to design a system of self-building wetlands for shoreline protection, habitat creation, and recreation in western Lake Pontchartrain. He has previously interned with Stantec and the American Society of Landscape Architects, where he wrote articles for The Dirt and developed resource guides for climate mitigation and sustainable transportation. He is a 2019 LAF Olmsted Scholar.
Where do you get your design inspiration from?
The dynamic patterns and processes that shape the planet, from the meander of rivers to the seasonal changes in a garden. There is so much beauty and magic in the interconnected rhythms and cycles of natural systems.
If you could work on a project anywhere in the world where would it be
The Bonnet Carré Spillway in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
If you had a superpower to make a bigger impact on communities/ cities/ or environments what superpower would you have?
The power to empower others!