Kate Lenahan


Kate is a landscape designer and researcher working toward climate-adaptive design and planning with particular care for contaminated landscapes, their resident ecologies and communities. Her background in environmental art, ecology, and soils informs a fascination with the underground as a critical site for landscape architecture. Her design work reveals narratives, processes, and artifacts buried in the subsurface. Taking inspiration from these messy intersections, she seeks to collaborate with communities to craft environmentally and culturally generative landscapes that celebrate their pasts and perform for the future.  

Geraldine Knight Scott Travel Fellowship
UC Berkeley Award for Excellence in Landscape Design
UC Berkeley CED Department Award
2016 ASLA Student Honor Award

  • Master of Landscape Architecture; University of California, Berkeley
  • Nondegree student in Soil Science + Microbiology; Brooklyn College
  • Career Discovery; Harvard GSD
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art + Architectural History; Sarah Lawrence College