Kelsey Wakefield


Kelsey is a Designer at CMG Landscape Architecture. Raised in a petroleum-centric town in Alaska, she is not a stranger to being caught between resistance to energy market changes and the call for sustainable action. She explores how city systems can be catalysts of social change through research, practice and finding what is already there but can’t be seen or understood. Through her work on Alameda DePave Park and University of San Diego Triton Pavilion, Kelsey successfully collaborates with engineers and other designers to create meaningful intelligent public infrastructures for the people who use them.

She became involved with city infrastructures as an AmeriCorps VISTA, building community consensus around housing, food and energy security, and has since continued in the same vein presenting on social-energy systems and methods at Dutch Design Week and Yale University. Kelsey holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from University of Idaho.  
  • Master of Landscape Architecture; Rhode Island School of Design
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; University of Idaho