We are thrilled to welcome Brenna Castro Carlson to the Atlas Lab team! Brenna is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design – Master of Landscape Architecture program. While at UCB, she received the ASLA Student Honor Award for Ground Up Journal Issue 08 and the ‘Excellence in Landscape Design Award’ for an innovative design and research project that proposed changes to the spatial structure urban landscapes to significantly improve their connectivity to regional ecologies. Brenna’s work focuses on sustainable, resilient design that is grounded in the principles of urban ecology and fueled by curiosity about the plants and ecosystems of California. She is committed to a design approach that is both optimistic and pragmatic, and which reflects the desires and vision of the community. A licensed landscape architect, Brenna brings experience with planting design, conceptual design, master planning, construction documentation, construction administration, and community outreach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape of Architecture from UC Davis with highest honors and a Minor in Plant Biology. In addition to professional practice, Brenna teaches at UC Berkeley.