Alexia Friend
Senior Associate
Alexia enjoys designing landscapes within the complex regulatory framework of cities and the myriad site constraints found in densely constructed urban fabric. At MVVA, she has contributed to the construction administration of Hudson Park and Boulevard in New York City and A Gathering Place for Tulsa in Oklahoma, as well as the design and construction documentation of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial project in St. Louis. She has also worked on numerous projects for Princeton University, ranging in scale from site design to master planning. At every scale, Alexia's approach to design draws from an understanding of the cultural formation of landscapes and the reciprocal influence of landscape on culture.

Prior to starting at MVVA, Alexia worked at dlandstudio. She received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland Honor's College, graduating magna cum laude. She was the recipient of a Maryland ASLA Student Honor Award. Alexia also earned a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design where she received a Penny White travelling grant. She is a Registered Landscape Architect in the state of New York.

Alexia joined MVVA in 2013.

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