Andrew Polefrone

Design Intern

 
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Andy comes to the study of landscape architecture from a dynamic background in the fields of art and fabrication, with an outlook shaped by contemporary art theory and material experimentation and research. He is currently pursuing an Master of Landscape Architecture at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture. Andy enjoys working as a teaching assistant and leading workshops on landscape representation in addition to his studies. In his free time, he enjoys contemporary ballet, food, and public transit.

Centered around his interests in land access, agroecology and the methods by which communities shape the urban fabric around them, his thesis research focuses on the importance of land access and informal landscape creation in Medellín, Colombia.  With generous support from OSU’s ARTA Grant and further development at the 2019 Dumbarton Oaks Graduate Workshop, Andy is attempting to record and communicate the ecological benefits of these landscapes, as well as their critical importance to the displaced or marginalized communities that create them.