Signe Nielsen, FASLA has been practicing as a landscape architect and urban designer in New York since 1978. Her body of work has renewed the environmental integrity and transformed the quality of spaces for those who live, work, and play in the urban realm. A Fellow of the ASLA, she is the recipient of more than 100 national and local design awards and is published extensively both nationally and internationally. Ms. Nielsen is a Professor at Pratt Institute and currently serves as President for the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. Born in Paris, Ms. Nielsen holds degrees from Smith College, City College of New York, and Pratt Institute.