Lauren elachi is a Senior Design Coordinator for Kounkuey Design Initiative. Lauren is interested in how landscape architects can address global challenges such as climate change and environmental justice. She is passionate about collaborating with communities to achieve design with maximum social benefit over the long term. Prior to joining KDI, Lauren worked at SCAPE Landscape Architecture in New York City, where she was involved in projects at the intersection of infrastructure, ecology, and community resiliency. She also taught Principles of Professional Practice at the Rhode Island School of Design. Lauren was a recipient of the Penny White Grant for research on the far future landscape implications of nuclear waste disposal.


She holds a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology  from Princeton University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University.

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