Therese Kelly, AIA



Therese Kelly is a licensed architect and social practice artist committed to creating a vibrant public realm. A member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), she often employs evocative cartography and innovative outreach tools in her projects to engage and build consensus.   Through her own work with Therese Kelly Design and architectural firms Moore Ruble Yudell and Rios Clementi Hale Studios, she has re-envisioned and implemented award-winning L.A. landscapes including post-industrial Baldwin Hills and Downtown’s new Grand Park. As co-founder of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, an interdisciplinary collective offering interpretation and investigation of urban landscapes, her work has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the 2009 Rotterdam Architecture Biennale and the 2010 California Biennial, and the 2016 LA Public Art Biennial. Both as a former editor at Princeton Architectural Press and as a board member of the L.A. Forum for Architecture & Urban Design, Therese has produced and edited over two dozen titles in architecture, design, and cartography. She has also taught at Otis College of Design, UC-Santa Barbara, and the Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm. She holds degrees in architecture from Princeton University and University of California, Los Angeles.   

Public Space

Community Outreach
Civic Engagement
Urban Open Space Landscape Design
Urban Design Guidelines

Master Planning

Sustainability Guidelines

Pedestrian Improvements