URBAN DESIGN STUDIO II: The Regional Studio Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Signe Nielsen

Signe Nielsen, principal of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has been practicing as a landscape architect for more than 35 years. For 30 years she has been a Professor in both the graduate and undergraduate Schools of Architecture at Pratt Institute.

A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Ms. Nielsen’s design work has received more than sixty major national and international awards. Since 2003, Ms. Nielsen has been a member of the New York City Public Design Commission and currently serves as its President. Her work has been published extensively in professional journals. Exhibits of her work have been shown in New York, Washington DC and Chicago.

Born in Paris, Ms. Nielsen holds degrees in Urban Planning from Smith College; in Landscape Architecture from City College of New York; and in and in Construction Management from Pratt Institute.

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