Rosetta Sarah Elkin | Landscape Architect
September 6, 2011
Rosetta Sarah Elkin worked with Out Of Office on a trend research and strategy project in Shanghai.
Rosetta lived in Shanghai herself, but began her professional career in garden design, which is an interest that continues to define her approach to landscape architecture; seasonality, process, scale and vegetative transformation. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rosetta was trained at University of Toronto, receiving an MLA with distinction. Rosetta’s thesis won the highest design achievement, which was also the first time this honor was awarded to a landscape architect.Rosetta worked as a senior designer and project manager at Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse, where she focused on urban landscape masterplans including Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Riga Port City and RAK gateway. Rosetta now runs a practice which operates internationally as a design consultancy, based in Amsterdam. Current projects include an installation at the International Garden Festival in the Jardins de Metis, Quebec and the First Prize entry in the Kaohsiung Port Urban Design Competition. Rosetta’s work has a strong focus on design through research and using ecological solutions to solve complex urban issues. Rosetta is also teaching at the Rietveld Academie, Academie van Bouwkunst in 2011 and Harvard GSD in 2012.