Stephanie Carlisle uses her background in environmental science and architecture to bridge research and design, bringing data-driven analysis to complex design problems.
Stephanie investigates the interaction between constructed and natural environments, focusing on green infrastructure, urban ecology, high-performance landscape design, Life Cycle Assessment, material health and toxicity, and environmental modeling and mapping. She has piloted spatial surveys of Love Park and the Emergency Department at Jefferson University Hospital, and led the materials database development for Tally®, a custom LCA application that allows architects to calculate the environmental impacts of their building material choices. She has brought her expertise to projects such as the US Embassy in London, the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation, and a new art gallery administration building.
Stephanie's writing on life cycle assessment was published in the book Embodied Energy and Design in 2017, and her award-winning research on green roofs has appeared in Cities and the Environment (CATE) and Green Roof Ecosystems. Stephanie also serves as a lecturer of Urban Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Scenario Journal, an online publication devoted to showcasing and facilitating the emerging interdisciplinary conversations between landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, and ecologists. She has spoken and served on juries at Columbia University, Cornell University, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, and Wesleyan University.