Glenn LaRue Smith has built an urbanism career inspired by the intersection of landscape and architecture. In thirty-five years of private, public and academic practice he has focused on the ‘city’ as a cultural and artistic medium for practice. As an application of this passion, he has participated in urban design workshops and been an invited juror on urban design competitions in major American cities. Smith has over the years developed a unique design methodology that utilizes the interpretation of place specific imagery to develop highly unique and sculptural form.
Smith brings extensive management and leadership experience to PUSH studio based on prior roles as Acting Deputy Director of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Redevelopment Authority and academic chairmanships at Florida A&M University and Morgan State University. Smith received a Masters of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from Mississippi State University. He has served as President of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a Harvard Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellow.