Alexia Friend
Senior Project Manager
Alexia’s interest in the cultural formation of landscape, and the reciprocal influence of landscape on culture, informs her design perspective. Currently, Alexia is contributing to schematic and construction documents for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, as well assisting with construction administration for Hudson Park and Boulevard.

Prior to joining MVVA in 2013, Alexia worked at dlandstudio llc., where she was the Project Manager for the Flushing, Queens Storm-Water Bio-Remediation Project. In this role she developed a greater understanding of hydrology and ecology in landscape. She was also a collaborator on design projects varying in scale from streetscape master plans to residential design.

Alexia received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland, graduating magna cum laude. She was the recipient of a Maryland ASLA Student Honor Award. She earned a Master in Landscape Architecture II from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded a traveling grant to study ancient and contemporary water harvesting strategies supporting plant growth in the Israeli desert. Alexia is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of New York.

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