Linda Chamorro is a new Adjunct Faculty member at the College of Architecture + The Arts | Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LAEUD). This Spring semester, at CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios, Chamorro is teaching Landscape Architecture Graduate Design 4: Landscape Hybrids for Miami Beach Urban Ecology.
Chamorro took coursework at Florida International University in Subtropical Ecology and Local Flora in 1996. In 2003, she graduated magna cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, concentrating in photography and studio arts, and with an Arts Division Award. In 2010, she received her Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where several of her studio projects were selected for exhibition and publication.
In addition to her academic training in landscape architecture, Chamorro has an extensive background in the visual arts and a diverse range of professional experiences including Communications Director for an NGO in Nicaragua, art direction, graphic design, photography, and textile design.
Chamorro is a Miami-based landscape designer and artist interested in the combined potential of these disciplines to re-imagine our relationship to natural and built environments. Since 2013, Chamorro has been working independently as a landscape design consultant for mostly residential landscapes in Miami and Nicaragua. She is currently working on a master plan for an arboretum and ecological park in Nicaragua, which will serve as a botanical collection for native and introduced trees, as well as provide an educational and recreational program for the public.
Chamorro has also worked on several public art proposals and commissions, both independently and collaboratively. Recently she was a finalist for two proposals commissioned by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, the Zoo Miami amphitheater canopy and Haulover Park promenade and schematic site design recommendations. Additionally, Chamorro has worked for several local landscape architecture practices in Miami and apprenticed with the renowned public art and design collective Rebar in San Francisco, where she had the opportunity to work on a public art installation in Denmark, a landscape design for Kezar Triangle in Golden Gate Park, and a pedestrian walkway and urban plaza for Bartlett Street in San Francisco.
Chamorro draws her love of art and environments from her early years spent mostly outdoors in sub-tropical Miami. She has lived in Miami, Managua, Boston, western Massachusetts, Oregon, and California, and brings the experience and perspective of these places into her work.
We are pleased to welcome Linda to the FIU LAEUD family!