Nicholas Pevzner is a lecturer in landscape at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design, where he teaches landscape and urban design studios, and co-teaches a course on urban ecology. He is co-editor of Scenario Journal, an online publication devoted to showcasing and facilitating the emerging interdisciplinary conversations between landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, and ecology. Prior to teaching landscape, he worked at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in New York, where as a senior designer he worked on a range of projects, from design and coordination on a public riverfront in St. Louis, to plaza and landscape renovations on a university campus, to competitions such as the ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition.
Nicholas’ research focuses on the public and civic potential of infrastructure, and on the integration of urban ecological systems and their metrics into design methodology. At UPenn he has taught core studios in urban design and elective studios on the territorial landscape potential of energy infrastructure. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Cooper Union and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.