Lauren HackneyPLA

Senior Associate

Lauren is a Senior Associate at CMG Landscape Architecture. With a focus on projects of large-scale planning and design, Lauren brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to each of her projects, crafted through her professional experience practicing in architecture and landscape architecture. From leading the visioning process of complex projects such as Civic Center Public Space Design to smaller-scale interventions at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Lauren is interested in urban and cultural landscapes and their dynamic issues of place: community, culture, temporality, and ecology.

Lauren was a member of the CMG team for Irishtown Bend, part of the Cleveland Flats Connections Plan – a project that aims to revitalize a post-industrial riverfront in the heart of Cleveland that was awarded with a Professional Analysis & Planning Honor Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2019. Lauren holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and Bachelor of Science in Architecture with high honors from the University of Virginia.  

2019 American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Honor Award – Analysis & Planning – Cleveland Flats Linkages Plan

XTREME LA Challenge
Landscape Architecture Foundation + Landscape Forms

National Olmsted Scholar Finalist

Emerging Leaders Honors Academy
Virginia Society AIA

Lori Ann Pristo Award Winner in Architecture •
Design Excellence Award in Architecture •
Carlo Pelliccia Drawing Fellowship + Exhibition •
Joseph Bosserman Fellow
University of Virginia, School of Architecture

  • Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture;  University of Virginia
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture;  University of Virginia