Stefanie Loomis is an Associate at Local Office Landscape and Urban Design—a landscape architecture firm in Brooklyn, NY. Operating between infrastructure, urbanism, and ecology, the firm’s focus is resilient hydrology and energy systems, realized in landscapes of all scales. From bioswales that mitigate inland flooding, to coastal parks that employ sustainable technologies at the scale of urbanism, Local Office seeks to ameliorate the impact of cities on their waterways and coastlines, while also protecting vulnerable communities from atmospheric and man-made disturbances. Stefanie has a Bachelor of Arts in Community, Environment and Planning and Painting and Drawing from the University of Washington and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her career her work has been focused on helping communities set and realize their goals for physical, social and economic resilience.