Solange Guillaume comes to Terra Ferma with a breadth of experience, from her work with community groups to the design of sustainable ecologies and activation of urban spaces. She graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Architecture program and worked as a landscape designer for the Bay Area ecological restoration firm, H.T. Harvey and Associates. At H.T. Harvey, her projects ranged from the design of 100 acres of floodplain mitigation to ecology-focused urban design of South Bay corporate campuses.
At the University of Minnesota, she received the award for Most Outstanding Graduate Student and the Women in Landscape Architecture scholarship for her redesign of a community garden and grant writing/finding that helped the organization continue its mission. She also served as co-president of a student design group, Students for Design Activism. Before her studies in Minnesota, she performed as a classically trained pianist with degrees from Towson University and Vanderbilt University.
Solange delights in working with the human connection to the landscape, diving into research and details of an idea to give it form. She loves exploring the Bay Area, from biking and walking through the cities to hiking and climbing in the surrounding landscape.