Manuela King

Principal/President,rhaa.com
Title of Talk
PANEL: Keeping Our World Healthy Through Design
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Manuela King

Principal/President,rhaa.com

Manuela Anne King’s portfolio of landscape architectural work is distinguished by diversity—exhibiting a range of scales, project types and collaborators across five continents. Unifying this broad gamut of projects is her career-long commitment to designing beautiful, sensitive spaces that enrich the lives of people and their communities. This guiding principle emerged through her work with modernist landscape architecture luminary Robert Royston. Her mentor’s influence continues to resonate today, as she leads the firm he founded, Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey (RHAA). Her position as a Principal at RHAA has provided her with consistent opportunities for growth within the often-evolving profession.

Today Manuela continues the legacy of Royston and the other founding partners by pursuing work that makes a difference in the lives of people. At the same time, Manuela’s work reflects her own deeply held convictions about the profession, namely its potential for artistic expression and ability to bring humans into a more balanced living relationship with natural systems. The conceptual depth, thoughtful craft and environmental sensitivity of Manuela’s built projects stand as a testament to her commitment to the profession and its promise for building a better world.

PANEL: Keeping Our World Healthy Through Design

Today brands have the power to create the mainstream changes we need to keep our growing world fed, healthy, and beautiful. But, in order to do so it’s important for brands to first understand industry challenges, emerging culture shifts, and ultimately how consumers needs and desires are changing. We’ll chat with Sophie Maxwell from Pearlfisher, and Manuela King of RHAA about how brand and landscape are taking our changing desires into the future.