Brenna Castro Carlson is an Associate and Landscape Architect at Atlas Lab. 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 Master in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley – College of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape of Architecture from UC Davis with highest honors and a Minor in Plant Biology.  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. In addition to professional practice, she teaches at UC Davis – Department of Human Ecology.