Marisa Scalera ASLA

Landscape Architect, Smithsonian Institution

Marisa Scalera is a Landscape Architect for Smithsonian Gardens, an outdoor museum and living classroom with 25 million annual visitors. Since joining the Smithsonian Institution team in 2016, Marisa collaborates on all garden exhibits and planning, design, and construction projects in the Smithsonian Gardens. She is a licensed landscape architect with twenty years’ experience practicing landscape architecture in Washington, DC. Her work supports Smithsonian Gardens’ broader mission to engage people with plants and gardens, inform on the roles both play in our cultural and natural worlds, and inspire appreciation and stewardship.