Hello! I’m Lucy. I’m a freelance writer and photographer. I’m also the Design Editor for Inhabitat.com.
Landscape Voice is a trip I took in 2012 – 2013. In the fall of 2012 I went on a six-month solo journey on mass transit around North America (and a detour to Shanghai) to visit and photograph famous landscape architecture sites. My trip was featured in an issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine and in Lawn & Landscape Magazine. Parts of my trip were also published on Landscape Forms’ blog (now defunct).
My trip was entirely self-funded and self-planned. I started my trip after graduating from the University of Maryland with a landscape architecture degree and completing an internship with EDSA. I wanted to challenge myself with a long solo adventure going cross-country without a car. I traveled the U.S. and parts of Canada with mass transit and never once sat behind a steering wheel. This trip was one of the best things I’ve ever done and I look back on it with pride.
In August 2012, I boarded my first Megabus out of Washington, D.C. for Toronto, ON. My trip was cut short (it was supposed to be eight months) and ended in March 2013. In total, I traveled over 14,000 miles to 24 cities on 11 trains and 22 intercity buses; visited over 150 landscape architecture sites, nine firms, seven university programs; and met countless interesting people along the way.
All photographs on LandscapeVoice, unless otherwise credited, were taken by me. Please ask before using.