Britt Zuckerman, RLA
Britt Zuckerman comes to Dirtworks with over seven years of design experience focused on commercial, high-end residential and institutional projects. Her passion for landscape is grounded in a deep appreciation of nature and a belief that access to the environment is a fundamental human need. With a childhood punctuated by waterfalls and wilderness, Britt grew up in the hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut. This early exposure to untouched nature helped guide her professional path. She is drawn to the interdisciplinary aspects of the field and its intersection with the arts in particular. Britt’s background as a dancer has enriched her design practice through her explorations of non-verbal language systems that convey meaning through spatial relationships—movement, pattern, entrance, egress and accent. As a studio potter with over 20 years of experience, Britt’s work with clay further informs her landscape practice in understanding the transmutation of raw earthen clay into spatial objects. Britt is deeply invested in environmental stewardship and the role that design may play to foster engagement, especially in cities. She believes that in cultivating a deeper connection with nature and its healing forces we are grounded to the land, as individuals and as social groups.
Britt brings to Dirtworks a deep proficiency in technical design and production platforms combined with the long-lost art of hand drawing. At Dirtworks, Britt works to develop projects from initial concept through construction. Often navigating complex approval processes, Britt’s oversight helps guide the project through detailed installations into completion. At Dirtworks, Britt oversees quality control in office standards, as well as professional development, keeping staff engaged and curious. She serves as a mentor to landscape designers, giving freely of her time and talent to staff who are early in their career journey.
After recently completing her examinations, Britt is a Registered Landscape Architect. Britt holds a Master of Science from Columbia University, where she graduated top of her class, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from NYU’s Gallatin, where she completed her colloquium thesis exploring the interdisciplinary exchange of rhetoric, linguistics, philosophy, and dance.