lauren elise clark

about me

graduated 2012, bachelors landscape architecture from Iowa State University, 

free time running, traveling, cooking, endlessly studying german


hi there.

Born in Kansas and raised in small-town Iowa, I grew up playing in creeks and ponds, creating my own adventures on my grandparents' farm and making up imaginary worlds. Since I was old enough to hold a pencil, I would draw, mostly Disney characters or my pets or parents, until my hand hurt. My childhood passion for nature and art led me to Iowa State University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Design Studies in 2012. 

Shortly after graduating, I moved to South Florida to escape the brutally cold, Iowa winters and worked as a landscape designer at EDSA, a large-scale planning office in Ft. Lauderdale. I then moved to South Beach and worked for Enea, a landscape architectural firm in Miami. In the fall of 2014, I packed my life into a few suitcases and transferred to Switzerland to work at the Enea headquarters as the coordinator between offices and as a landscape designer. Currently, I am pursuing a Master's degree at the Zurich University of the Arts . When I'm not studying or working as a freelancer in landscape architecture, I keep myself busy by continuing my German studies (definitiv nicht die einfachste Sprache der Welt!), hiking, running, reading, adding filters to Instagram pictures or doodling.

photo by Ankita Thaker