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Mackenzie Waller applies her background in architecture and landscape architecture into design that crosses traditional boundaries between disciplines. Her work includes public civic architecture and spaces, the integration of water in urban systems, and the designers’ role in social practice. Her projects range dramatically in scale, from public art installations to entire watershed system restoration plans.
Mackenzie earned concurrent masters’ degrees in architecture and landscape architecture at the University of Washington. While at the UW she was a recurrent teaching assistant for the History of Modern Landscape Architecture course and assisted coordination efforts for the Transcultural Cities Symposium and the Now Urbanism Sawyer Seminar and Public Lecture Series. She has received numerous grants and awards including a John E. Sawyer Graduate Research Fellowship. Post graduation she co-taught an interdisciplinary seminar course titled ‘Critical Collaboration: Tools for the Contemporary Urban Environment’ in part as a critique of the lack of courses addressing interdisciplinary collaboration in design practice. She continues to be a frequent guest critic at the UW College of Built Environments.
University of Washington, Master of Architecture
University of Washington, Master of Landscape Architecture
University of California Berkeley, Bachelors of Arts; Political Economy of Industrial Societies
Universidad de Costa Rica; University of California Year Abroad Program