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Skip Graffam

Skip is a Partner and the Director of Research at OLIN, where he leads design and planning projects as well as OLIN Labs, the studio’s research practice. In our increasingly complex and resource-challenged world, Skip believes that landscape architecture, of all the design and engineering disciplines, is best positioned to positively impact the built environment to engage a social, economic, and cultural consciousness. He expresses this philosophy in his work by balancing not only the needs of the site, but also the unique needs of people and the environment each of his projects serves. Skip has recently completed the landscape for Apple Park in Cupertino, California, and Adohi Hall, a new student residence complex at the University of Arkansas and 2021 AIA Housing Award Winner. Skip is currently leading OLIN’s landscape design for Vallco Town Center in Cupertino, and the comprehensive reimagining of the Alexandria Waterfront in Virginia.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 24

1:15pm EDT