yaki miodovnik, PLA, ASLA, CSLA
Yaki joined Andropogon in 1985 and has been a principal since 1996. Yaki has lived and worked in countries around the globe, observing local cultural practices and relationships to nature. Inspired by his knowledge of science and technology, and a deep commitment to ecological design, he frequently directs projects involving unusual or difficult environmental challenges. He has a special ability to bring together the diverse people, from client to contractor, needed to realize a complex project.
Yaki’s design solutions recognize the landscape as a living system to be restored and sustained. His work frequently demonstrates new techniques that incorporate solutions in stormwater management, alternative wastewater treatment, habitat restoration, and utilization of the landscape as green infrastructure within evocative landscapes. In academic projects, he has promoted using the landscape as an extension of the traditional classroom experience, finding creating ways to infuse nature into the learning process.
Yaki has taught design studios and construction at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design.