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Summit Panelist: Joanna Karaman

Joanna Karaman
June 11, 2016

Joanna Karaman
Landscape Designer, OLIN

Joanna Karaman is currently a Los Angeles-based landscape designer at OLIN. Prior to this, she interned at Balmori Associates in New York and also worked on the PennDesign/OLIN team in HUD’s Rebuild by Design competition. Joanna graduated in 2015 from the dual-degree Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania. While at PennDesign, Joanna received the Van Alen Travelling Fellowship to document Northern European coastlines through film. She was awarded the Anne Fisher Graduate Fellowship in her final year of study, and was the 2015 Olmsted Scholar for the University of Pennsylvania. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and has studied abroad at both the Architectural Association in London and at the University of Hong Kong.

Through her studies, Joanna has experienced and explored landscapes ranging from Hong Kong and Mainland China to The Netherlands, Iceland, Colombia and India. Utilizing a variety of media techniques ranging from film to analytical drawings, she is interested in exploring and pushing the representation of landscape as both a design and communication tool. Further, she is interested in using new media and techniques to create a greater agency for landscape architecture in designing for this time of environmental stresses and climate change.