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Stephanie Erwin +31 (0)624116241



With a background in landscape architect, urban designer and urban planner, I thrive in the conceptual and schematic design phases of a project. I enjoy the challenge of working with international urban complexities and strive to make bold designs that respond to social, cultural, and environmental contexts. In the face of climate change and rapid urbanization, I believe that we have no choice but to integrate resilient and equitable solutions into architecture and planning.

Experience 2016 – 2017

OKRA Landschapsarchitecten Utrecht, NL

Landscape Architect & Urban Planner Analyzed and designed public spaces in complex urban and regional contexts. Created visualizations, maps, and diagrams. §§ UN Habitat Programme Planned City Expansion; Accra, GH §§ Redevelopment of Foreshore; Cape Town SA §§ City Center Redevelopment (AVP); Villeneuve D’Ascq, FR §§ New Cyprus Museum; Nicosia, CY §§ Les Palmiers Square Redesign; Hyères, FR §§ Bolotnaya Embankment; Moscow, RU §§ Coastal Boulevard Redesign; Middelkerke, BE §§ Vision Plan; Katwijk,NL §§ Vision Plan; IJmuiden, NL §§ Meridian Water Master Plan; London, UK §§ Leuven City Square Urban Design; Leuven BE

2015 – 2016

Kimley-Horn and Associates Minneapolis, USA

Urban Designer, Transportation Planner, & Landscape Architect Developed planning documents and urban design standards for municipalities and metropolitan areas §§ Rice Creek Commons Master Plan (TCCAP); Arden Hills, USA. §§ Great River Road Corridor Management Plan; Minnesota, USA §§ Southwest LRT Extension - Station Area Plans; Minneapolis, USA §§ Southwest LRT Extension - Wayfinding; Minneapolis, USA §§ Blue LRT Extension; Minneapolis, USA. §§ 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan; Sioux Falls, USA §§ Mississippi River Trail Interpretive Signage; Minnesota, USA. §§ Local Road Safety Plans; Iowa, USA. §§ Airport West Community Improvement District Plan; Georgia, USA..

2014 – 2015

Center for Changing Landscapes, UMN College of Design Minneapolis, USA

Research Fellow Inventoried state public and natural areas; researched sustainable transportation options for the suburbs. §§ MnPass Extension Land Use Study Update; Minnesota, USA §§ MNPAT State-wide parks and trails mapping and database development; Minnesota, USA

Experience Cont. 2011-2014

Department of LA, UMN College of Design Minneapolis, USA

Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate Participated in professionally led and managed design studios focusing on sustainable and resilient landscapes, cities and public spaces. §§ STAY: Amstel III Vision Plan; Amsterdam Zuidoost, NL §§ Subversive Duluth Vision Plan; Duluth, USA §§ Bottom-Up Bijlmer Research Project; Amsterdam Zuidoost, NL §§ Sant’ Alvise Master Plan; Venice, IT §§ U-TECH Site Design; Minneapolis, MN, USA §§ Markerwadden Vision Plan; Markermeer, NL §§ Heijplaat Master Plan; Rotterdam, NL §§ Vision Plan - Collaborative Consumption; Seattle, USA §§ Guthrie Theater Paving Plan; Minneapolis, USA §§ Loring Park Wetland Planting Plan; Minneapolis, USA §§ Lily Plaza Planting Plan; Minneapolis, USA §§ Pigs Eye Crossing Site Design; Minneapolis, USA §§ Upper Missisippi River Corridor Vision Plan; Minnesota, USA §§ UpCylcing Paradigm Research; Minneapolis, USA §§ Island Station Master Plan; Saint Paul, USA §§ Soap Factory Site Design; Minneapolis, USA §§ Qualitative Research Haiti Agricultural Practices; Port au Prince, HT


N2M Architektur & Stadtplanung Hanover, DE

Urban Design Intern Developed master plans and conceptualized public spaces. §§ Wiesengarten Master Plan; Wolfsburg, DE §§ Coastal Vision Plan; Gabicce Mare, IT

2012 – 2013

Department of LA, UMN College of Design Minneapolis, USA

Landscape Architecture Teaching Assistant Facilitated courses related to Landscape Architecture. §§ Cities on Water Spring 2013 §§ Understanding and Creating Landscape Space Fall 2013 §§ Landscape Analysis Workshop Fall 2013 §§ Landscape Analysis Workshop Fall 2012

2012 – 2013

CITIES Foundation Amsterdam, NL

Content Editor & Illustrator Reviewed and edited content related to urban issues. §§ We Own the City; Amsterdam, NL. §§ #02 Emerging Centers; Amsterdam, NL.

2012 – 2013

Metro Blooms Minneapolis, USA

Landscape Design Assistant Consulted clients on sustainable storm water BMPs


City of Ames Ames, USA

Planning Intern Developed GIS Maps for City Council meetings, reviewed development plans §§ Facade Improvement Grant Program; Ames, USA §§ Ames Greenway Vision Plan; Ames, USA.

Project Locations

Education 2011 – 2014

University of Minnesota

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA, MsC)

2008 – 2011

Iowa State University

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BS, HBO)

Awards 2013 – 2014

A. Dale Chapman Fellowship in Landscape Architecture by the University of Minnesota


ASLA Professional Award of Excellence

2012 – 2013

A. Dale Chapman Fellowship in Landscape Architecture by the University of Minnesota

2011 – 2012

Landscape Architecture Block Grant by the University of Minnesota


Photoshop Illustrator InDesign SketchUp AutoCad Rhino Vectorworks ArcGIS QGIS MS Office

Curriculum vitae | Resume  

Stephanie Erwin | Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning | Rotterdam, Netherlands

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