- B.S. URS 2020, M.L.A. 2023
Lela Robinson has recently been admitted to Cornell University's Master of Landscape Architecture after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Studies. She is pursuing an interest in the intersection of urban planning and landscape architecture. More specifically, how land use, geography, real estate, and markets can be understood and communicated through the theoretical frameworks offered in a landscape architectural approach.
Lela deeply appreciates the value in both staying connected to localities, especially the communities and neighborhoods where she grew up, as well as the opportunities to travel and think globally. Most recently, Lela has spent a semester in New York City taking a graduate-level studio in urban design and landscape architecture, and a semester researching waste and water systems impacted by urbanization in the Nilgiris region of Southern India. Over the summers, Lela has worked in community gardens both in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the Ithaca Children's Garden, New York. When not outdoors, Lela enjoys reading anything, and highly recommends anything by Noam Chomsky, Craig Thompson's Habibi, or David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas for anyone with an appreciation for exquisite and gripping stories told in unorthodox ways.