Landon Brown is an independent designer and Director of VisionArc, a strategic design practice founded in New York City in 2009. His work uses design, research, and visualization to address challenges affecting landscapes and natural resources, the built environment, and social cohesion in our communities. Landon focuses on working collaboratively to create educational and participatory frameworks that can connect multiple silos of expertise. To achieve this, his work with VisionArc builds partnerships with organizations from the design, technology, and policy arenas, building common languages around shared challenges. This work is guided by a belief that sustainability is grounded in innovation, inclusion and an underlying responsibility for positive social and environmental change. Design and systemic thinking have a critical role to play in this ecosystem.
Landon has practiced independently and professionally with leading architecture and design offices in New York, Cambridge, Barcelona and Rotterdam. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2008. His recent research into urban resources and micro-communities has led to lectures and workshops for the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York, Aalto University in Helsinki and The Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge.