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Leena Cho

Leena Cho is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, a co-principal of Kutonotuk, an award-winning research and design practice, and a Co-Director of UVA’s Arctic Design Group.  Her current research focuses on the management of land-water dynamics, urban and landscape transformation of the arctic, and pre-cinematic visual simulation techniques, and has been featured in major international publications such as Domus, Shinkenchiku, Topos, ELA and Conditions. Most recently, she was the winner of Europan 11 in Vienna – the prestigious competition for young designers for sites across Europe.  Cho has practiced at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Cambridge, MA and at Maxwan Architects & Urbanists in Rotterdam, NL.  She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and M.L.A. with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she was awarded the Jacob Weidenman Prize for excellence in design, Studio Best for outstanding design studio projects, and Penny White Fellowship for her research in arctic landscape.