Instructor: Signe Nielsen

Signe Nielsen
Signe Nielsen has been practicing as a landscape architect and urban designer in New York since 1978. Her body of work has renewed the environmental integrity and transformed the quality of spaces for those who live, work and play in the urban realm. Nielsen believes in using design as a vehicle for advocacy to promote discourse on social equity and community resilience and has served on multiple panels to effect positive change.

A Fellow of the ASLA, she is the recipient of over 100 national and local design awards for public open space projects and is a Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Pratt Institute. Born in Paris, she holds degrees in Urban Planning from Smith College; in Landscape Architecture from City College of New York; and in Construction Management from Pratt Institute.

Classes by this instructor

From Skyline to Shoreline: Imaginative Waterfronts of NYC
This year's Winter Lecture Series celebrates three distinguished individuals—Tom Balsley, Warrie Price, and Signe Nielsen—who have meaningfully contributed to New York City's green spaces over the past several decades, using innovative designs for more...
243LAN807A 01/25 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Balsley

Little Island, opened in 2021, offers 2.5 acres of new waterfront park within Hudson River Park. Born from a collaboration of UK-based Heatherwick Studio and NY-based landscape architecture firm MNLA, led by Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Little Island provides an intersection more...
243LAN807D 03/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Nielsen