DavÌ De La Cruz, ASLA
Born and Raised in South Central Los Angeles, the occupied territories of the Tongva People. Daví is the first of his family to pursue higher education. Daví de la Cruz studied at Cal State Northridge in the San Fernando Valley, territories of the Tataviam people, and in the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington, Seattle, territories of the Duwamish people. Today, Daví is working with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust to address park justice and green space access as a Project Manager. He currently manages three projects throughout Los Angeles at various phases of development, from early community design to construction. In these projects he brings his commitment to hearing from community voices, and fulfilling those expectations through built projects. He looks forward to contribute to the LA Neighborhood Land Trust and also expand the work of Studio South Central in his own neighborhood.
Maisie Hughes, ASLA, APA + ISA Certified Arborist
Maisie brings decades of leadership and management to her practice. As a 2018-2019 Leadership and Innovation Fellow with the Landscape Architecture Foundation, she explores identity in a documentary series that records how variety of people interpret the same five urban landscapes. The honest and unvarnished insights provide a framework for people centered design. Maisie won the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association 2016 Fredrick Gutheim Award for Distinguished Leadership by a Professional Planner and the 2014 Award of Merrit for the “Citizen Advocate Handbook”. Maisie is an urban designer and Certified Arborist with a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Morgan State University and a Bachelors of Arts in Afro American Studies from Howard University.
Kendra Hyson, asla
Kendra Hyson is a trained landscape architect and Senior Planner with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Prior to her work with M-NCPPC, she served as a Project Coordinator for the Neighborhood Design Center concentrating on developing neighborhoods through participatory design practices. While at NDC, Kendra worked specifically with the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment’s, Arbor Day Every Day reforestation and tree advocacy program, engaging K-12 students around the importance of design, stormwater management and native plantings. Presently, Kendra serves on the Board of Directors for the Landscape Architecture Foundation as the Olmsted Scholar’s Representative. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from Spelman College and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.
Andrew sargeant, ASLA
Andrew Sargeant, is a landscape designer and innovative new member of Lionheart Team in Austin Texas. Andrew’s design sensibilities, combined with his technical abilities, allow him to work on some of the most complex projects. His technical proficiency using various software has been instrumental in the coordination between multiple consultants and his internal design teams. Andrew is the recent recipient of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Research Fellowship. His research will focus on immersive technology’s role in landscape architecture today and its effect on client and public engagement within the design process.