Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, Temple University
Kim Douglas received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Kim was fortunate to have studied under, and was influenced by, the distinguished educator and early pioneer of ecological planning, Ian McHarg. Kim won many awards while she was a student most notably the George Madden Boughton Prize in Design Excellence in Landscape Architecture.
Upon graduation she joined Olin Partnership, an international design firm, where she worked as the lead designer on several award winning projects including the LEED certified Winter Garden and Plaza at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia.
Kim joined Philadelphia University in 2009 as full time faculty in the department of Landscape Architecture. Currently, Kim is an Associate Professor and Director of the program. She was recently awarded the Anton Germinshuzen, Stantec Term Chair in Landscape Architecture which will allow her to continue her research on the effects of contact with nature on children. She also continues to refine her program and it’s committed to the education needed in confronting ecological as well as cultural and social issues that affect urban neighborhoods, particularly those in need of revitalization.
Kim is a licensed landscape architect and founding principal of STUDIO GAEA, an award winning landscape architectural firm. Her many awards include Cynwyd Heritage Trail in Bala Cynwyd, PA, a rehabilitated brownfield rail corridor and Linwood Avenue Park Plan in Ardmore, PA an innovative sustainable design for a neighborhood park.
Her firm specializes in projects that combine a strong design aesthetic with sustainable design solutions and are community driven. It is her belief that each project must be considered for its natural systems as well as its social, historic and economic frameworks. This provides a strong base from which to work and provides the context and clarity needed to conceive memorable places.
She continues to refine her practice and to share her experience in the field of Landscape Architecture by her involvement in many teaching and volunteer organizations. She works with the Community Design Collaborative and is an Associate with the Environmental Leadership Program which promotes and encourages new leaders in the environmental field.
Kim is a licensed landscape architect in private practice specializing in projects that combine a strong design aesthetic with sustainable design solutions. It is her belief that each project must be considered for its natural systems as well as its social, historic and economic frameworks. This belief provides a strong base from which to work and provides the context and clarity needed to conceive memorable places.