Emily Bauer is a landscape designer with a grounding in the sciences. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and while pursuing her Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, she taught biology.
Emily works across the fields of landscape architecture, urban planning, architecture, and product design to connect people with nature. Her work spans design generation and visioning to implementation and project realization. She has lead projects with clients which include: The NYC Economic Development Corporation, Google, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the UAE Centennial 2071 Plan, MGM Resorts International, Disney, and Hance Park Conservancy.
She is a Project Manager and Designer at BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, where she leads the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project, a city-led effort to provide flood protection for 3.5 miles of Lower Manhattan's shoreline. Independently she designed and completed the landscape design of the Wythe Corner House. While an Associate at !melk, Emily developed a new Master Plan for Downtown Phoenix’s 32-Acre Hance Park, designed and helped realize the first Park on the Las Vegas Strip, led community engagement initiatives for the Crocker Park in Sacramento and a new Plaza in Downtown Syracuse, and led design for the rooftop of Chelsea's 61 Ninth new office building. She has also developed work for a number of competitions, including the Master Plan for Wenzhou Kean University, The Guggenheim in Helsinki, The Songjiang Industrial Park in Shanghai, the redesign of Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, and the design of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Waterfront.
Adjunct Professor at Columbia GSAPP
Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards Juror
Speaker at American Society of Landscape Architects 2014 / 2015
Climate Change Research Fellow - U.S. E.P.A.