Lisa Switkin

Lisa is a recognized design leader and Partner at Field Operations, a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design practice, where she leads many of the firm’s complex public realm projects. Throughout her career, Lisa has championed design and planning projects that creatively contend with complex issues related to social equity, climate change, and sustainable urbanism. She is known for her collaborative leadership style, thoughtful design sensibilities, and creative approach to public outreach and engagement.
For over 20 years, Lisa has been intimately involved in many multi-disciplinary projects including New York City’s High Line, Domino Park in Brooklyn, Santa Monica’s Tongva Park, Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park, the 1.5-mile-long River Balcony in Saint Paul, and the transformative master plans for Staten Island’s Freshkills Park, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, The Underline in Miami, Waterfront Seattle, and most recently, Cleveland’s North Coast Lakefront. Other signature projects include Philadelphia’s Race Street Pier, Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, Newark’s Riverfront Park, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Expansion in Cleveland, and the River Ring Master Plan in Brooklyn.
Lisa is a Past President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She is a registered landscape architect in New York and holds a Bachelor of Urban Planning with a focus on Community Development Planning from the University of Illinois and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.