ANDREA HANSEN

Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture

Education: University of Pennsylvania, Master of Landscape Architecture + Master of Architecture; Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies


Andrea Hansen Phillips is the principal of Datum Digital Studio (hellodatum.com), a boutique design studio located Washington, D.C. which specializes in web design and development, data visualization, community engagement tools, and mapping for landscape, architecture, and urban design projects. In addition to her practice, Andrea is the editor of Atlas of Visualization (atlasofvisualization.com), an online catalog that features compelling maps and visualizations from the past and present. Andrea’s honors include being selected as a Code for America Fellow in 2014, where she worked with the City of Atlanta to create web-based maps and engagement tools for a billion-dollar infrastructure bond, and in 2012 being named to Next City’s Vanguard class, a “40 under 40” selection of urbanist leaders.


Andrea teaches and lectures widely. Prior to appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, Andrea was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, the Marie Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University (2013-2014), and Lecturer and Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2010-2015). She has also held visiting appointments at California College of the Arts and Northeastern University and offered public lectures and workshops at a number of universities throughout the United States.  

Andrea’s publications include Composite Landscapes (with Charles Waldheim), which won the 2015 ASLA Honor Award for Publications, and Designing Places for People and the Environment (with Kalvin Platt). Her work has been published in a number of publications including Projective Ecologies by Nina-Marie Lister and Chris Reed, Representing Landscapes and Representing Landscapes: Digital by Nadia Amoroso, the Atlas of Design Volume 2 from the North American Cartographic Information Society, Scenario Journal, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.