Luis Perez is a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture candidate at the BAC. He is originally from the Dominican Republic, but moved to the Bronx when he was eight years old. After completing high school in New York, Luis returned to his home country to study accounting at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo and education at Universidad Dominicano-Americano.
Luis was raised in a very creative family. His father practiced architecture in the Dominican Republic and in small jobs at home in New York. “I was exposed to spatial thinking at a young age,” says Luis, “I also had great interest in the assembly of things.”
Luis credits his exposure to both developed and still developing worlds for instilling a cultural sensitivity in his work. He sees landscape as a form of social expression and strives to create designs that bridge the gap between culture and ecology.
Luis was previously employed as a Horticultural Technician at Harding Botanicals, and is currently employed as a Landscape Architecture Intern at CDM Smith in Cambridge, MA. He served as SASLA Vice President from 2013-2014 and is currently a student member of ASLA.