Melody Stein

studio VISIT

Melody Stein is a licensed landscape architect and the founder of studio VISIT: a creative practice for land-based research, strategy, and design. Melody believes that public space is a human right, that environmental justice is foundational, and that intentional and ongoing community involvement is essential to the design process.

Melody’s writing and research has been published in the Architect’s Newspaper, Urban Omnibus, and Places Journal. She is currently a Forefront Fellow at Urban Design Forum and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Pratt Institute. Before starting studio VISIT, Melody worked at the internationally renowned landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) on large-scale public space projects around the country. She has a background in studio art and biological sciences from Cornell University and a master's degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.