swift company

Ann Salerno



Ann’s background in urban ecology, geography, and art history, has created a deep rooted interest in the design of social spaces. She is focused on understanding how design can play a role in shaping human interaction with nature but also other people. She is interested in how landscape architecture can have the potential to create more empathy between people while encouraging healthy and thriving ecological systems. While at the GSD, Ann’s research into micro climates as well as her studio experiences both domestic and abroad gave her an appreciation of landscape architecture at a variety of scales, from the individual experience to the nationwide. After spending a lifetime in the Northeast, Ann is very excited to explore the design and the landscape of Pacific Northwest.


Harvard Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2018
Clark University, BA of Geography and BA of Art History, 2013


Research Assistant for Silvia Benedito, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Atmospheric Anatomies Publication, 2015-2018
Harvard Graduate School of Design Landscape Architecture Core I Teaching Assistant – 2017
Harvard Graduate School of Design Beer and Dogs Co-Chair – 2016-2017

Passions: Coastal Landscapes and all things Ocean, Baking Shows, Short Fiction Collections, and her family’s half Chihuahua-half Pitbull mix back in Massachusetts

selected projects+

Seattle Genetics Master Plan | Bothell, WA
Seattle Genetics Courtyard | Bothell, WA
Sound Transit Federal Way Link Extension DB Pursuit | WA