Alexa Vaughn-Brainard Assoc. ASLA

Landscape Designer & Access Specialist, 2020 LAF Fellow, MIG

Alexa Vaughn-Brainard is a Deaf landscape designer and accessibility specialist at MIG, and a 2020 LAF Fellow. Her research began with a focus on designing for the Deaf community and she continues to research methods to include the broader disabled community as stakeholders and experts; recently she released a toolkit of resources ( for the creation of a more inclusive design process and accessible public realm. Her original work, "DeafScape: Applying DeafSpace to Landscape," published in Ground Up Journal, has been widely featured and she is an active writer and guest lecturer in academia and professional practice.