My name is Claire Latané (la-ta-nay). I am a mother, writer, ecological designer, and healthy community advocate living in northeast Los Angeles. I practice and teach landscape architecture, build community, and write about restorative and community-based landscape design. After twelve years of working in highly respected landscape architecture firms, I now provide consulting services to firms seeking help with design writing and design with mental health in mind.

EXPERIENCE

2010- Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona
Taught undergraduate and graduate level studios and lectures in landscape architecture

2009- Co-Founder, LALA (Los Angeles Landscape Architecture)
Building a community of design professionals interested in the Los Angeles landscape

1992- Writer
Published in Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Dirt, My Livable City, Ground Up Journal, The Los Angeles Times

2018 Professional Development Fellowship, Association for Women in Architecture + Design, Los Angeles

2017-2018 Fellow for Innovation and Leadership, Landscape Architecture Foundation
For the Love of Teenagers: School Environments that Support Mental Health

2016-2017 Director of Mentorship, Association for Women in Architecture + Design
Initiated the HerStories communication workshop series to amplify our voices

2014-2018 Senior Associate, Studio-MLA
Designed, advocated for, and wrote about regenerative and restorative landscapes for an internationally-renowned landscape architecture firm

2006-2014 Senior Associate, EPTDESIGN
Managed communications and sustainable design initiatives for a top Southern California landscape architecture firm

2006 Master of Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona
With a focus on regenerative landscape architecture and ecological planning

2002 Community Advisory Panel, North Area, Mecklenberg County Parks Department

2002 Pedestrian Advisor, Charlotte Area Transportation System

2002 Community Advisor, Environmental Code Review Board, Town of Cornelius

1996-1998 Administration Assistant and Newsletter Editor, Habitat for Humanity
Assisted in office for local Habitat for Humanity chapter

1992-2002 Co-Founder, Bad Knob Pottery
Managed marketing, communications, and business for a small pottery studio

1992 Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill