Christopher Counts is an award-winning landscape architect, educator, and artist. He specializes in the design of public parks with an emphasis on the experiential dimension of outdoor places. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Cristopher comes to Miami after working with leading design firms in New York.
His work reflects a deep commitment to improving the daily lives of people in cities and the ecological health of the natural environment through the medium of landscape design. Christopher garnered widespread recognition, earning publication features, prestigious design awards, and notable victories in high-profile competitions. In 2008 Christopher won the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture and attended the American Academy in Rome as the Prince Charitable Fellow in Landscape Architecture.
In addition to his creative pursuits, Christopher firmly believes in the symbiosis of practice and education. He has assumed the role of Stukemean Career Development Professor in Design at Pennsylvania State University, imparting his wisdom and expertise to the next generation of designers. His influence extends further through visiting professor appointments at renowned institutions such as the University of Virginia and Clemson University.
He has been an invited design critic and speaker at leading universities and professional conferences across the country that include Harvard University, Yale University, The University of Pennsylvania, Parsons School of Design, The University of Hong Kong and others.
Outside of work Christopher enjoys spending time fishing, painting, and playing music with his two boys.
Master of Landscape Architecture - Harvard University