Luanne Greene, a member of the Friends of Architecture at Morgan (FoAM), will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at an investiture ceremony at the 2015 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta this spring.
Greene’s work as an architect and planner has transformed campus planning through thoughtful emphasis on placemaking, elevating the experience of a campus, building for continuity, and connecting deeply to an institution’s mission and culture.
As head of Baltimore firm Ayers Saint Gross’s Planning Studio, Greene has established new benchmarks in campus planning that have influenced institutions, architects, and planners nationwide. For more than 25 years, she has integrated strategic planning, culture, and context into campus design, changing the way American universities and cultural institutions understand the power of their “place” to support a culture of excellence. Greene challenges these institutions to be their “best selves,” guiding them toward a visionary future. Her work on more than 14,000 acres of campus open space and development affects the daily experience of more than 260,000 students and 32,000 faculty and staff.
Early successes in the late 1990s include significant renewal and expansion plans for the University of Virginia, University of Georgia, and for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which achieved unprecedented rapid implementation over the course of one decade. At the local level, recommendations from Greene’s master plans have influenced the revitalization of the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects from Alexandria.
After twenty-five years with Ayers Saint Gross, Greene is transitioning to the role of the firm’s next president; she will be the first woman to lead the firm in its 100-year history.
Congrats to Luanne Greene!