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 laboratories. 

Emily has developed work from concept generation and visioning to design implementation and construction. Emily is a landscape designer at BIG. At BIG, 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.  


Assistant adjunct Professor, Columbia gsapp

Juror, Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards 2017

Azasla Merit award, hance park 2015

Speaker, asla national conference 2015

U.S. E.P.A. Nnems climate change research fellow




Metropolis magazine


World Landscape Architecture

Business insider