our bodies made of water

channelview, texas 

to cast a line in the san jacinto river

the dimensions of touch

restful deposition 

the pinch

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Brittany Giunchigliani (she/her) is a landscape designer based in Baltimore, Maryland, with a rich academic and professional background. She earned her Master's in Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, distinguishing herself with numerous accolades, including the prestigious Norman T. Newton Prize for design expression, the Penny White Project Fund Award, and the Unsung Hero Award. Most notably, Brittany was honored with the Sinclair Kennedy Traveling Fellowship, which she has leveraged to advance her design research endeavors. Her current work focuses on exploring the relationship between people and water, probing how this entanglement shapes specific spatial and material choices made in the landscape.

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PLAT Journal Issue #11.5 Ordinary

Out now!

ON SITE Review Issue #43 Temporary Architecture

What We Build Together: Material expressions of ritual and care in southern chile
Out now!


Spring 2024

Second Year Graduate Landscape Design Studio

Morgan State University

Fall 2022

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technical Workshops

The University of British Columbia Lead a technical workshop series using ArcGIS Online for UBC's LARC 540 Site Analysis and Planning course


Landscape Represenation Teaching Assistant

Harvard University
Designed curriculum and coordinated for the LA Department’s Representation taught by Emily Wettstein


Fabrication  Lab Technical Assistant / Woodshop

Harvard University



Sinclair Traveling Fellowship

Issued by Harvard University - May 2021

The Sinclair Kennedy fellowship supports an academic year of travel and residence outside the United States. In depth field research was conducted January - July of 2023 in southern Chile and northwestern Spain. "Our Bodies Made of Water" is an on-going research project and representational endeavor that seeks to critically develop, and challenge, methods of visualizing the lived experience of fisherpeople that live and work with(in) a watery landscape.

Norman T. Newton Prize

Issued by Harvard University Graduate School of Design - May 2021

In 1992, Lyyli Lamsa Newton created a fund in memory of her late husband, Norman T. Newton, Charles Eliot Professor of Landscape Architecture Emeritus of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, for an annual prize to be awarded to a graduating landscape architecture student, whose work best exemplifies achievement in design expression as realized in any medium. “To cast a line” is a continuation of my MLA design thesis and offers insight into the deficiencies, and revelations, of online-research and the importance of embodiment as an ongoing practice in the field of Landscape Architecture.


Penny White Project Fund

Issued by Harvard University Graduate School of Design - March 2020

Winifred G. (Penny) White had just completed her second year of the MLA program when she died suddenly of leukemia in 1976. In her memory that same year, her family established this fund to offer financial support for student projects. The goal was to “carry forward Penny’s ideal of a culture which emphasizes a close relationship between people and nature in a cohesive living environment.”

Unsung Hero Award

Issued by Harvard University Graduate School of Design - March 2020

The Unsung Hero Book Prize celebrates GSD students who act in selfless ways to make the School a better place. Deserving students are nominated each spring by fellow GSD students, faculty, and staff, and winners are selected by the Alumni Council. Prize recipients are recognized with a book of their selection by the Alumni Council, with a second copy donated to the Frances Loeb Library with a bookplate commemorating the awardee’s service to the GSD community.

Among many admirable traits, this year’s Unsung Heroes demonstrate through their words and actions how to put diversity, equity, and justice at the forefront of design education and extracurricular activities at the GSD. They show leadership in their work as teaching fellows, research assistants, and student group leaders, and also highlight the importance of building community through simple acts of kindness.

"Brittany is one of the most involved, engaged, and passionate students in our cohort. She is a fierce defender of the marginalized. She energetically dives into team projects, and she works to welcome and ease the challenges for students who speak English as a second language… The GSD is lucky to have her."

"[Brittany] is really involved in making the design world better for designers. She organizes Womxn in Design workshops, lectures and events. She speaks up for equity, earnings and emotions within the design world…. She has been a savior during my time here at the GSD."

Selected book to include in the Loeb Library in perpetuity:  Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity by Afsaneh Najmabadi