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Connie Trinh

Connie Trinh

Designer

Austin, TX

Education

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia

Discipline

Awards

  • Penny White Project Grant Recipient, 2019
  • Thesis Prize, University of Virginia, 2014

Connie Trinh is a landscape designer interested in engaging with design as a social practice. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, Connie started her career in engineering consulting in New York City. She has a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she was a recipient of the Penny White Project Grant. Her research interests center around care in the public realm and using design as a tool for cultural expression.

Within the Austin office, she provides design support and expertise in sensitivity towards site context and history. Her work experience spans engineering, planning, and landscape architecture, including tenures with Stantec in New York City and Kounkuey Design Initiative in Los Angeles, CA.

In her leisure, she enjoys reading, climbing, doodling, and noodling on the guitar. She is a writer who has contributed to publications such as VolumePaprika!, and Greater Greater Washington.

 

Q & A

Where do you get your design inspiration from? 
Art, music, experiencing spaces, and observing what people get excited about

How do you have fun at work? 
Not taking myself too seriously and getting to know my colleagues

If you had a superpower to make a bigger impact on communities/ cities/ or environments what superpower would you have?
Persuasion (à la Jedi mind tricks)