2016-2017 Luce Scholar

Landprocess (Landscape Architecture & Urban Design)

For her Luce year in Thailand, Annie Peyton, a trained architectural designer, will work with Landprocess Co., Ltd., a landscape architecture and urban design company in Bangkok. The firm’s notable projects include the popular 2015 Thailand Pavilion in Milan and Suanluang Square in Bangkok, which was nominated for the 2015 Thai Landscape Architecture Award. The founder and director of Landprocess, Ms. Kotchakorn Voraakhom, is a 2016 Asia Foundation Development Fellow, and has previously founded the Koungkuey Design Initiative (KDI), the international partnership that works with communities and difficult landscapes to design and rebuild public space through participatory process.

Annie is an architectural designer and avid urbanist. She is passionate about the intersection between the physical and social aspects of the built environment, and believes that public space and mass transit are catalysts for promoting social equity. She studied architecture, studio art and urban studies at Tulane University on a full merit scholarship, graduating with a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture in 2011 and receiving an award for her thesis proposing a new system of public transit and public buildings across New Orleans. Annie studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, whose highly functional integrated transit systems showed her the link between well-designed urban infrastructure and quality of life. She recently spent a year as a Global Health Corps fellow with architecture firm MASS Design Group in Rwanda, where she co-managed the construction of a primary school in a Northern Province village and participated in the design of the Munini District Hospital that won the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence in 2015. Annie was most recently a designer with WRNS Studio, an architecture firm in San Francisco, and previously worked as a designer for Hart Howerton, an architecture and planning firm in New York City; a program assistant for the Architecture and Design program of the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen; and as a design and urban research intern for the Tulane City Center in New Orleans. She is an avid photographer, and unsurprisingly, enjoys exploring urban environments by bike, foot and public transportation.