Green Festival Speakers
Vanessa Santos is a Project Designer and a recent graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with her Master in Landscape Architecture. She worked in garden design and maintenance with Campion Walker Garden Design in Venice, CA before joining the residential team at Mia Lehrer + Associates. Her passion in gardening is focused on habitat creation, sustainable climate-adapted planting and quiet beauty. Mia Lehrer + Associates is internationally recognized for its progressive landscape design and development of a wide spectrum of ambitious public and private projects that include urban revitalization developments, large urban parks, and complex commercial projects. Founder Mia Lehrer’s advocacy for urban ecology and people-friendly public space is a driving force behind all the firm’s projects, along with a great appreciation for community input. The highly experienced, engaged and creative team prides itself on reaching out to stakeholders for their thoughts and ideas about projects that affect their neighborhoods and their lives. Lehrer believes that great landscape design coupled with sustainability has the power to enhance the livability and quality of life in our cities, and in doing so, improve by great measure the quality of our environment.