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Alumni Spotlight: Devin Cejas ’11, Landscape Architecture

Devin Cejas Devin Cejas is a Miami-based Landscape/Urban Designer. He received a Master of Landscape Architecture from Florida International University in 2011 and is currently a principal at Walk Landscape + Urban Design. During his time studying at FIU, Devin was a participant in various commendable initiatives. In 2009 he was the lead Landscape Architect responsible for FIU’s winning entry design to participate in the 2011 Solar Decathlon. In 2010 his CMEX Quarry project was selected to represent FIU at the 6th annual Barcelona European Biennale, and this same project was later published by Routledge in Representing Landscapes: A Visual Collection of Landscape Architectural Drawings. In 2012, Devin received three awards of merit for each of his entries in that year’s Florida ASLA annual competition: CMEX Quarry Project, Peeping Streets (Capstone project – Panama City, Panama), and Parque Sagrada Familia (Urban Park – Barcelona, Spain).

Devin divides his time between specializing in landscape design and continual advocacy efforts with public initiatives for social betterment through landscape infrastructure and urban planning. He is co-coordinator of Architecture for Humanity’s Miami chapter, where he leads the design for community reintegration through public spaces and street infrastructure along Broadway Avenue in Liberty City, Florida. He also acts as liaison for AFH’s headquarters in San Francisco on various projects. He’s also co-coordinator for the Brickell Greenspace initiative where his efforts in design and planning are attempting to save one the last parcels of open space for park space on Brickell. Devin’s continual efforts of advocating for the profession of Landscape Architecture and his beloved city has also led him to become Chairman for the City of Miami’s Parks and Recreation and Public Spaces Advisory Board.

Currently specializing in residential and commercial landscape design, Devin has also worked on regional scale-environmental projects, most notably a decommissioned military base encompassing 11 square miles. This land was annexed from existing communities during the 1940s for the production of heavy water for the Manhattan Project. Since that time the land had been used to develop many types of explosives and weapons ranging from gunpowder, TNT, and dynamite to all nerve gas produced by the United States. Walk was responsible for project’s master plan and schematic proposals to demonstrate how this land could integrate itself back into the surrounding communities, and context it fenced out for over 60 years. In additional to his professional work, Cejas has been an adjunct professor with Florida International University. He has sat as a juror at FIU for selected Landscape Architecture studios and has been invited to critique projects at Miami Dade College and the University of Miami.

To read more about Devin Cejas, visit his website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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