carol franklin, PLA, FASLA
Carol is a founding principal of Andropogon Associates and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is a nationally recognized expert in sustainable design and has been a leader in exploring sustainable landscape initiatives since 1975. As an ecological landscape architect, she has worked for more than three decades to develop sustainable communities and institutions, bringing to each project the ability to see the broader picture and to generate solutions that integrate historical, cultural, economic, and environmental concerns.
Carol’s work exemplifies a lifelong interest in restoring natural and cultural landscapes and re-establishing the essential connection between the two. She thrives on recapturing and reengaging the landscape to open new opportunities for focusing community identity and creating exciting venues for public life. By establishing strong, appropriate themes, her work creates captivating and memorable experiences for the visitor out of the special qualities of the site.
Carol was an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972-2002, and in cultural landscapes in the Department of Historic Preservation. She has written and lectured on American traditions in art, landscape and architecture. She is currently co-authoring a book on the social, political, and ecological history of the Wissahickon Valley, a 1,800-acre wooded stream valley that is part of the 9,100 acre Fairmount Park system in Philadelphia.