W H O 

Adjoa Akofio-Sowah

"You can have the most ace landscape + urban design in the world. But what truly makes a city or place extraordinary are the people in it." 

Photo by Kevin Assié.

Photo by Kevin Assié.

Improved places improve the people in them. Beginning on a micro level, Adjoa believes that constructing nurturing environments strengthens capacity within them and fosters broader understanding between surrounding environments. Combining 5 years of experience in communications with her evolution in landscape design principles, Adjoa is now involved in researching, investigating and reframing creative placemaking strategies that enhance urban places by prioritizing the long-term presence of the arts and culture, affordable housing, equity and sustainability in the nation's capital.

The product of a Midwest upbringing and West African heritage, Adjoa works to weave into projects the influences from Minnesotan Indigenous, Scandinavian and Ghanaian culture by promoting 'resourceful design'. She is currently enrolled in the 2016-2018 Landscape Design graduate program at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and is an ardent advocate for individuals learning about the things they care about.