Karen May

Adjunct Professor

Interests ranging from computer-aided analysis and modelling to site-specific art installations inform Karen’s approach to landscape architecture. She earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Environment and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto, and went on to complete her Masters of Landscape Architecture there in 2011. Karen also possesses a Fine Art Diploma, as well as a Certificate in Applied Digital Geographic Systems from Ryerson University. Before joining PLANT’s staff at the end of 2016, she worked at Louisiana State University’s Coastal Sustainability Studio, where she developed visualizations about environmental change and infrastructure in Louisiana’s coastal landscapes for a public exhibition and outreach campaign for the State’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. She has participated in several group art shows including Grow-op, an annual exhibit about landscape and place held at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel. Karen is currently an instructor in the University of Guelph’s BLA program. She aspires to use design to bring beauty, functionality, and a touch of the wild into urban spaces.