TJ Marston is a new Adjunct Faculty member at the College of Architecture + The Arts | Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LAEUD). This fall semester, Marston is teaching Graduate Design 01 Studio in parallel with Marta Canavés, Associate in Design. This year, FIU LAEUD welcomed a record number of incoming graduate students and Marston and Canaves will together shape these students’ first year design studio experience.
TJ is a designer at Curtis + Rogers design studio, an award winning local practice that specializes in landscape architecture. She is currently the lead designer and project manager for several park projects in South Florida along with designing and managing C+R’s new website. Her most notable work is the new cultural park in Hialeah, Florida where she worked with a multidisciplinary team in conjunction with FPL to provide much-needed public space to a local community by utilizing an existing transmission right of way as a passive cultural park. Prior to being at C+R, Marston worked in Philadelphia with the nationally recognized design firm WRT where she worked on several ASLA award winning projects.
Marston received her MLA with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Architecture from Bowling Green State University. At BGSU she was awarded the first prize by the AIA for her proposal for the new school of architecture for her senior thesis. During her studies at Penn she won the National ULI Student Urban Design Competition for her team’s proposal for the Dallas Cedar’s Neighborhood and was awarded the faculty-nominated WRT Fellowship. Her studio work at Penn was recognized for its graphic clarity and rigorous site analysis, which unfold into thoughtful design proposals that heal urban landscapes through mending cultural and economic disparities. Marston is inspired by the process of drawing and mapping as a tool for design inspiration and continues to explore that in her work and teaching. Her multidisciplinary education and experience give her a great depth of understanding of Landscape Architecture and the design process. (Source: TJ Marston)
We are pleased to welcome TJ to the FIU LAEUD family!