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 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 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 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.
Lesley is a designer at DLANDstudio. Her work is shaped by a diverse background, including a previous career in graphic design and training in dance and fine art. Lesley gained her Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich in London, where she lived and worked for over a decade. She has a passion for the natural environment as well as strong botanical knowledge, and additionally holds a Diploma in Horticulture from the English Gardening School.
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.
Mary is a designer at DLANDstudio. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Washington University in St. Louis and a First Professional Master of Architecture from The University of Texas in Austin.
Director of Business Development + Operations
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
Charles Huang, RA, 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
Parker Sutton, Designer
Rachel Whiteside, Designer
James Willeford, Designer
Haley Johnston, Director of Business Development + Operations
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