Mia Lehrer, FASLA is president and founder of Studio-MLA, an international landscape architecture, planning, and urban design practice based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Mia is recognized for a research-based design process that advocates for resilient and just relationships between individuals, communities, and nature. She has led ambitious public and private projects including Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium, Dallas’s Fair Park Community Park, San Francisco’s Levi’s Plaza, Los Angeles’ Natural History Museum and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and many urban river-related civic projects in São Paulo, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and around the world. A native of El Salvador and educated at Tufts University and Harvard University GSD, she, and the firm received Fast Company’s 2023 Most Innovative Companies Award and the 2021 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award. Mia is a Commissioner of the L.A. Department of Water & Power and served on President Obama’s U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 2014-2018.
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