Steve Rasmussen Cancian ASLA

Principal/Instructor, Shared Spaces/California Polytechnic University

Steve Rasmussen Cancian is a community-based, participatory landscape architect working across California and teaching at Cal Poly Pomona. Steve’s practice, Shared Spaces, combines community organizing, facilitation and design to enable residents to participate in every step of creating their own places from conception to construction. Steve focuses on helping residents create environments that reflect their particular cultural, class, gender and life experience--both to better serve their needs and desires and to improve their communities without catalyzing gentrification. Steve's projects have been featured in Landscape Architecture magazine, the New York Times and the Venice Biennale.