Glenn LaRue Smith, FASLA, is Principal and Co-Founder of PUSH studio, LLC in Washington, DC. He has built an urbanism career inspired by the intersection of landscape and architecture for over thirty-eight years. As an application of this urbanism passion, Smith has worked on projects ranging from urban waterfronts and community redevelopment to community playgrounds and most recently memorial design. His leadership experience has included positions as Acting Deputy Director of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Redevelopment Authority and academic landscape architecture Chairmanships at Florida A&M University and Morgan State University. He has also held teaching positions at Columbia University, City College of New York, Rutgers University, and the University of Michigan.
Smith holds an MLA from The University of Michigan, BLA from Mississippi State University, and is a Loeb Fellow-Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Smith is Founder of the Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN), a nonprofit organization supporting Black students and professionals through scholarships and mentorship.