Therese Graf embraces design with an appreciation for its capacity to manipulate dynamic environments with both grace and rigor. In her work, she looks to create an embedded understanding of the systems and identities that construct place, finding inspiration in the innovative relationships that form at the interface of science and art. Previous experience has touched on such topics as research driven planning, resilience, urban and residential design, community engagement, and exhibit curation. Within these projects she has participated in conceptual to construction documentation phases as well as design-build approaches.
Therese holds an Accelerated Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of International Cooperation in Sustainable Emergency Architecture from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. In both practice and study, she has been afforded the opportunity to manifest her training in landscape design and planning across disciplines, considering new modes of application while still being fundamentally directed by traditional principles.