Luke Harris
Luke hails from Portland, Oregon, where hiking, gardening, and attending an environmentally focused middle school generated an early interest in the local landscape and its complex patterning of agricultural, extractive, and wild spaces. Biking in Portland and elsewhere cemented his interest in urban landscapes, giving him opportunities to observe the form of cities, their streets and infrastructure, and the movement of people. Following college, he worked with non-profit bike advocacy organizations to more deeply explore these issues.

Luke received his bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Macalester College. He later went on to earn a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, he worked as a teaching assistant for graduate foundation studios and planting courses in the landscape architecture department. Upon graduating he was honored with the Stanley and Helen Abbott Award and an ASLA Honor Award. In the summer of 2017, he and a group of students received the Benjamin C. Howland fellowship to travel the length of the Dakota Access Pipeline, document how the pipeline shaped views about land in surrounding communities, and research how the local land and geology impact people's lives and livelihoods. He has interned at MVVA and Batlle I Roig Arquitectes in Barcelona. In his spare time, Luke enjoys sketching people and screen printing.

Luke joined MVVA in 2017.

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