Emily Bauer is the Founder of Bau Land, a design firm working at the intersections of landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, and product design. Her work connects people and nature, creating symbiotic opportunities for both to thrive. She explores possibilities for constructed spaces to act as ecological agents - systems performing in harmony and adapting over time with changing environs.
Emily approaches design through her background in the sciences. In the past, she conducted research on ecological impacts and climate adaptation. She was a designer at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), where she led the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project, and an Associate at !melk Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, where she helped realize the first park on the Las Vegas Strip.
Emily is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia’s GSAPP. She has been a Juror for the AN Best of Design Awards and has lectured at Columbia University, Cornell University, the American Society of Landscape Architects. Her work has been featured in the exhibition ‘Humanhattan 2050’ at the 2018 Venice Biennale, ‘Unzipped Toronto,’ and ‘The Street’ exhibition at the Van Abbe Museum. She was a US Environmental Protection Agency NNEMS Fellow, and taught biology courses at Buffalo Public Schools and Cornell University.
Emily Bauer earned her Masters of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University, with her thesis focusing on climate change adaptation in NYC. Prior to that, she studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University at Buffalo.