About

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 landscape architecture, build community, and write about restorative and community-based landscape design.

2017 Fellow for Innovation and Leadership, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Advocating for restorative landscape for public high schools

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

2014- Senior Associate, Studio-MLA
Design, advocate for, and write about regenerative and restorative landscapes

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

2006-2014 Senior Associate, EPT Design
Managed communications and sustainable design initiatives of 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 small pottery studio

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

1992- Freelance Writer
Pieces published in The Daily Tar Heel, Mitchell News-Journal, Dream/Girl, modhousewife.com, Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Dirt, Los Angeles Times