Emma Mendel


Education: University of Toronto, Master of Landscape Architecture; Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Emma Mendel is a practicing landscape architect, designing, researching and writing on topics pertaining to socio-cultural issues, infrastructure, materiality and representation. Mendel’s project “Access to safe drinking water for First Nations Communities in Ontario”, was published in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Journal which featured her unique analogue modelling methods, showcasing sculptural pieces that captured mutable boundaries between materials. Her design was given an honorable mention in the Canadian wide competition, Future Legacies (Site Magazine); which sought for responses that offered perspectives on the role of legacy as a driving force in the creation of a nation. Mendel earned her MLA degree at the University of Toronto after completing her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her publications include the Princeton Architectural Journal, Kerb Landscape Architecture Journal, as well as her recent co-collaboration in the winning project (Coastal Paradox) which was published in University of Pennsylvania’s LA+ Landscape Architecture journal.