Elizabeth Mossop is a Director of SMM and works in both the Sydney and New Orleans offices. She has decades of wide-ranging experience in both landscape design and urban planning. Her focus is the planning and design of the public landscape, parks, urban spaces and infrastructure and has received recognition by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Council of Building Design Professions, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the Australia Council. She was significantly involved the post-hurricane reconstruction of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and is currently leading projects in the reconstruction and adaptation of Lismore and the Northern Rivers Region.
Currently, Elizabeth is Dean of the Faculty of Design, Architecture, and Building at the University of Technology in Sydney. Elizabeth has held a number of significant academic positions including Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University, and Associate Professor and Director of Masters in Landscape Architecture Programs in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has lectured widely in the United States and Australia. Her writings include numerous articles on landscape, urbanism and infrastructure, and the books ‘Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning’, ‘Contemporary Australian Landscape Design’ and ‘City Spaces: Art and Design’.