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We need to create an embedded understanding of the systems and identities that construct place.

Therese Graf

Senior Landscape Designer
Kigali, Rwanda

Therese joined MASS in 2018 as an Associate to support the landscape team and the Rwandan Institute of Conservational Agriculture. Prior to joining MASS, Therese worked for Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle, WA, Coen + Partners in Minneapolis, and the Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University. In her work, she has been afforded the opportunity to contribute towards a diverse range of projects addressing topics such as homelessness, resilience, urban revitalization, and community engagement.

Therese received her Bachelor of Environmental Design and Landscape Planning from the University of Minnesota in and Masters of International Cooperation in Sustainable Emergency Architecture from the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona. Her master's thesis was a theoretical comparative analysis of the relevance and suitability for integrating Landscape Design within the existing framework of Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction.