Leann Andrews

  • Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
  • Stuckeman Career Development Assistant Professor in Design
  • One Health

  • Global Health

  • Public Health

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Community Participatory Design

  • Urban Ecological Design

  • Design Activism

  • Transdisciplinary Action Research

Leann Andrews


Leann Andrews is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and is affiliated with the Ecology Plus Design: E+D initiative and the Penn State One Health Group. She is a licensed landscape architect with a background in global health, ecological restoration, green infrastructure, community design, and dance; and she delights in the fusion of the arts and sciences for social and environmental activism.

Andrews leads transdisciplinary action research and participatory design projects with vulnerable communities in the United States and Peru, assessing the impacts that landscape interventions have on human and ecological health using One Health and Planetary Health frameworks. Her built, planning and research work has won numerous national and international awards and has been highlighted in the New York Times Daily 360, BBC Health Check, Alaska Airlines Horizon Magazine, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and King 5 News.

Andrews is a founder and board member of the design activism non-profit Traction and is a member of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Emeritus Board, the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Advisory Circle, and the Center for Technological, Biomedical, and Environmental Research (CITBM) in Peru.