Mia Lehrer, FASLA founded Studio-MLA with a vision to improve quality of life through landscape architecture. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the robust and multidisciplinary team works to address urban issues through environmental systems planning and resilience strategies. She has led the design and implementation of ambitious public and private projects including the Hollywood Park Racetrack redevelopment and its new SoFi Stadium, associated parks, and public open spaces, Dallas’ Fair Park Community Park, the LA County Natural History Museum Gardens, Vista Hermosa Park, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and many urban river -related projects including the Rio Tietê in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Los Angeles River Taylor Yard G2 River Park and Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Plan. Mia is internationally recognized for progressive landscape design, advocacy for sustainable and people-friendly public places, and catalyzing work for a climate-appropriate future. Educated at Tufts University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, she lectures and teaches around the world. Among her recent accomplishments, she is the newest Commissioner of the all-female Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, she served on Obama’s Fine Arts Commission, and was honored with the ASLA LaGasse Medal.