Sean Burkholder is the Andrew Gordon Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches design studios and courses in research methods and landscape assessment. His research coalesces around the human and non-human interactions associated with freshwater ecosystems, with a particular focus on inland lakes.

Brian Davis (@borderlandsresearchgroup) is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Virginia. He teaches design studios as well as classes on construction technology and landscape theory. His research looks at the relationship between landscape aesthetics and instruments, with a geographic focus in the Great Lakes Basin and the Chesapeake Bay.

Tess Ruswick is the research associate with Healthy Port Futures at University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Wildlife Biology from University of Vermont. She is interested in the application of design research, and the integration of landscape architecture in large-scale infrastructure projects.