Alexa Vaughn-Brainard Assoc. ASLA

Landscape Designer, OLIN

Alexa Vaughn-Brainard, Associate ASLA, is a Deaf landscape designer in OLIN’s Los Angeles office, a 2018 Olmsted Scholar (UC Berkeley), and a 2020 LAF Olmsted Fellow. Her research explores methods to more effectively include Disabled people as stakeholders and experts in the design process and to make a toolkit for landscape architects and planners to use to create accessible and inclusive landscapes. She has served as adviser to the ASLA Universal Design Guide and is actively involved in OLIN’s People Lab. Her work in DeafScape: Applying DeafSpace to Landscape, originally published in Ground Up Journal, has been widely featured.