Izabela Riano
Associate
Izabela is a designer and an artist with Masters degrees in both Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts. Her artwork thematically focuses on the relationship between culture and landscape, fluidly lending itself to her practice of landscape architecture. Izabela is essential to the MVVA design process and contributes to design development, including concept, historic research and site analysis, and construction documentation. She led MVVA’s Black Locust project, researching, sourcing and implementing an initiative to utilize Black Locust wood as an environmentally sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods. Izabela has contributed to several competitions, including the winning scheme for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis and has worked on a variety of Princeton University projects. Presently, Izabela is working on all phases of design a Koi fish farm in Baton Rouge, LA.

Izabela received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz, Poland. She earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where she received the ASLA Honor Award. Izabela also holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. She has taught studio workshop classes at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and visual media classes at both Boston University and the College of Santa Fe.

Izabela joined MVVA in 2010.

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