Bau Land is led by Emily Bauer, a landscape designer by training with a grounding in the sciences. Emily has studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. She has been a visiting critic at Cornell, Pratt Institute, the University at Pennsylvania and Columbia and currently, she is an Adjust Professor in the Architecture School at Columbia’s GSAPP.
She’s had the pleasure of working with a variety of teams. Past clients collaborations have include: NYC Economic Development Corporation, Google, The UAE Centennial 2071 Plan, MGM Resorts International, Disney, and the Hance Park Conservancy.
Emily has moved projects through all phases of design. As a project manager/leader at BIG, she led the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project, a city-led effort to provide flood protection for 3.5 miles of Lower Manhattan's shoreline. While at BIG she also worked on Area 2071, an incubator in the UAE Emirates Towers, the Philadelphia Zoo, a New Jersey Beach House, a Google Masterplan, and a few others. Independently she did the greenroofs of the Wythe Corner House. As an Associate at !melk, Emily developed a new Master Plan for Downtown Phoenix’s 32-Acre Hance Park, helped realized the first Park on the Las Vegas Strip, led community engagement 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. Shes also done 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.
Emily has lectured at the American Society of Landscape Architects and was a Juror the the Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards 2016. Her vision for Lower Manhattan resiliency was featured in the 2018 Venice Biennale.