Studio Zewde is a vibrant landscape architecture, urban design, and public art practice based in New York City. The firm’s work is lauded for its innovative design methodology that syncs site interpretation with community engagement, a design process powered by narrative, and a dedication to the craft of construction. Projects like the Mander Rec Center Campus in Philadelphia, Africatown Plaza in Seattle, and the Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro demonstrate the potential for design work to illuminate the stories of people and place. The firm’s design energy is devoted to the “aesthetics of being” and to creating enduring places where people belong.