who we are

Office of Living Things is a landscape research and design collective that uses the tools of landscape architecture to cultivate a culture of attention to the agencies, propensities, and complexities of living things. Through a methodology that intentionally muddies our own collective practices with the assemblages we find in our projects, we translate, draw, re-tell and re-invent stories at the intersections of nature and culture. Our research, fieldwork, and design emphasize direct engagement with site and community through a practice of radical listening--being outside, flexible, mobile, and open.

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We are five landscape designers who met while getting our Master’s of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. We have worked at landscape architecture firms in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC and currently live in Zurich, New Orleans, Philadephia, and Maryland, working in both academia and practice.

Cara Turett (Zurich / NYC)
Luke Harris (Zurich / NYC)
Claire Casstevens (Philadelphia, PA)
Batul Abbas (Washington DC)
Bonnie Kate Walker (New Orleans / Zurich)

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Office of Living Things
c/o Bonnie Kate Walker
3014 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70117