Faculty / School of Architecture

Mikaela Pearson

Adjunct Faculty

Mikaela earned a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds a bachelors degree in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She has been involved in projects, across both landscape and architecture, ranging from rural housing to urban open space. She believes in contextual continuity and that in aggregation, small sites contribute to the social and ecological diversity of the global landscape. Consequently, she is interested in contributing to the development of urban wilds and understanding their role in biodiversity and social autonomy. She has pursued research related to storm water filtration as a resident in the Harvard Innovation Lab, studied the use and perception of urban wilds with botanist Peter Del Tredici, and visualized subterranean root systems through a grant from the Penny White Fund. Mikaela strives to leverage this research into the creation of resilient environments.


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Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture Cum Laude, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo