Ellen Garrett

Visiting Assistant Professor Landscape Architecture Graduate Architecture and Urban Design
Ellen Garrett is a registered landscape architect and founder of The Flatbush Workshop for Design (FWD). The office is in the process of establishing a worker-owned design cooperative, building solidarity through financial equity and creative agency. FWD serves those most impacted by climate change as they see environmental justice inextricably linked to social justice. Much of their work is in partnership with communities to co-create a shared vision for a better future. As a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, Ellen instructs Master of Landscape Architecture students in the Land III: Borough studio. The experimental studio focuses on food sovereignty through the model of a community land trust and has partnered with BKLVLUP, a local non-profit establishing a land trust in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Prior to moving to New York, Ellen received her MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013 and her BArch from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011.


Co-Designing the Flatbush Community Land Trust (2024)