Larissa is a Research Associate at Gehl Institute. Larissa’s practice embraces the multidisciplinary aspects of design, bridging theory and research with on-the-ground design work to meet the needs of those affected by urban change. She trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London and holds a MA in Theories of Urban Practice at the New School for Design. Her thesis work focused on generating mechanisms to increase representation and agency in new privately-owned public space along the waterfront in North Brooklyn.
Larissa also teaches urban methods and drawing at Parsons, The New School for Design. Prior to moving to New York in 2013, she worked in London as an Architect, alongside leading urban research projects in Cuba and Chile focused on community development and emergency housing, respectively.