Caitlin Smith

Landscape Planner

Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University. Her academic experiences in both science and design have focused largely on climate change adaptation and regional planning for protected areas and public lands.

In 2008, Caitlin was awarded a US-Canada Fulbright Fellowship to study boreal ecosystem responses to climate change at Université Laval in Quebec and the University of Calgary. As a component of her Master’s thesis, Caitlin studied the development of Chinese National Parks as a visiting scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In 2012 she received an American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honor Award for her thesis work exploring the use of agroforestry corridors to conserve biodiversity and accommodate tourism development in southern China’s protected areas. Caitlin has worked at the U.S. National Park Service as a climate change and cultural resource specialist, and at the Wyoming Outdoor Council as a GIS consultant.  In conjunction with Federal agencies and non-profit organizations, she has worked on issues related to forest planning, energy development, scenic resource management, and community design.  At O2, Caitlin works across scales and disciplines on projects ranging from site specific design to regional environmental planning.