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Emily McCoy, ASLA, PLA

Associate Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning; Landscape Architect at Design Workshop


Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP is a landscape architect and researcher at Design Workshop. She recently moved to DesignWorkshop after serving as the  Director of Integrative Research and Principal at Andropogon Associates for 11 years.

Emily’s passions are rooted in both design and understanding of the natural world, which is reflected in her past educational and professional experiences in design, ecology, and horticulture.  As an associate professor of practice at NC State University, Emily strives to contribute to the knowledge base of landscape architecture by exploring the interplay between professional practice and scholarly research. She has worked on such notable projects as the US Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC; Shield Ranch, Austin, TX; Georgia Tech Living Building, Atlanta, GA; and the Thaden School, Bentonville, AR

Emily holds a Master of Landscape Architecture with a concentration in natural resource management and GIS from North Carolina State University; a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Biology from Appalachian State University; and has past professional experience as a horticulturist and research assistant in both the design and biology fields. Emily also serves on the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Education Committee, the Advisory Council for the Landscape Architecture Department at NC State University, the Advisory Board of Penn State’s Stuckeman School, and is an Awesome Raleigh trustee.


Master of Landscape Architecture NC State University 2008

Bachelor of Science Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology Appalachian State University 2002