Alexis C. Landes is Managing Principal and Partner at SCAPE, where she oversees firm-wide business development, project development, and finances. She liaises with clients to understand their needs, working within SCAPE to develop tailored design solutions, operational strategies, and project teams.
As an experienced landscape designer and urban planner, Alexis has led the project teams for the Resilient Boston Harbor Vision and subsequent coastal resilience plan for Dorchester, the largest neighborhood in the city; she has also developed the firm’s portfolio of projects in Detroit, including the Islandview Greater Villages Planning Strategy and the Greater Corktown Neighborhood Planning Framework.
Alexis lectures nationally on professional practice, presenting on SCAPE’s approach to firm and project management, professional development, and growth. At SCAPE, she has overseen the firm’s expansion from one office with 12 staff members to three offices with nearly 100 staff members over the past eight years. She has also spoken about the firm’s unique collaborative leadership structure and operational strategy in publications such as Madame Architect (read the full interview here) and at professional conferences across the U.S.
She currently sits on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). From 2013 to 2018, she was an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she served as a design critic and taught a seminar on contemporary landscape practice. Alexis holds a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts and Sociology from Oberlin College and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University.
Board & Advisory Roles
Board of Directors, Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)