All, everybody, together

Omnes is a multi-faceted design studio practicing in landscape architecture, planning, and art. Omnes literally means all, everybody, together. This simple Latin word perfectly sums up the ideology of our studio and our ability to connect the dots between people, ideas, and contexts. Our designs are not obscure or convoluted – they are tangible, beautiful, and relevant.

Landscape is a means to experience the sublime – a right due to everybody on our earth (present and future). Our work creates meaning and memory within communities while keeping land ethics at the fore. We impart thoughtfulness to everything we do through our inclusive work process and ethically constructive culture.

Established in 2019, the studio of six is based in the Lehigh Valley, and offers design services nationally. Omnes is an LGBTQ+ Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certified by the NGLCC, as well as a federally recognized Small Business Entity (SBE). Omnes’ certification as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) is pending.


Laura Stedenfeld


Laura Stedenfeld is a landscape architect trained at Parsons School of Design. With an affinity toward urban landscapes, she designed and built her first public park in New York City by the age of twenty-five. Laura’s work focuses on relational space to create tangible, beautiful, and relevant places through collaborative design. She has managed significant civic and institutional master plans, and also has a breadth of design experience in built parks, plazas, streetscapes, and campuses. Laura was a founding member and leader at Land Collective, and holds fifteen years of experience with bespoke studios such as OLIN, Thomas Balsley Associates, and Ohlhausen DuBois.


Emily Hahn Van Wagoner

Senior Landscape Designer

Emily Hahn Van Wagoner is an experienced designer whose work is informed by art and a passion for uncovering and celebrating the unique history, nuance, and heritage of places. With a devotion to process and detail, Emily’s approach is one of continuous learning and exploration. Her experience covers diverse typologies from post-industrial landscapes to civic parks and waterfronts. She has also managed the landscape design of nationally notable and complex federal landscapes. Emily draws inspiration from all corners, and her explorations in design extend to creations in textile and other mediums. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University.


Sara Harmon

Landscape Designer

Sara Harmon is a passionate landscape designer whose practice is rooted in a desire to bring light into the lives of others. A plant and history nerd, she revels in the details that bring spaces to life. Her experience ranges from small-scale courtyards to a regional vision for the future of Appalachia under the Green New Deal, and she has worked on public and private projects through all phases of design on both coasts. Sara believes a designer’s most important contribution is the creation of beautiful, functional spaces that help address socio-economic issues while providing joy to those who experience them. She holds a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania.


Carson Fisk-Vittori

Landscape Designer

Carson is a landscape designer with a background in conceptual art and creative direction. She designs narrative landscapes that promote an understanding of the diverse post-wild plant communities that form our environment as a way to reconnect human communities with their multispecies kin. Her work integrates adaptive plant-forward design and collective land care practices for a shifting climate, stemming from past studies on the potentials of regenerative and reciprocal forestry strategies in addressing climate change. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MLA from The Harvard Graduate School of Design where she was awarded the Peter Walker + Partners Fellowship.


Sheila M. Fuentes

Editor & Researcher

Sheila M. Fuentes is an editor, writer, and researcher with a perspective centered in understanding lived experiences of individuals and communities. She is a leader in the studio’s planning and publication work, informing projects through skilled research, public engagement, and analysis. Sheila comes from a background in academic publishing and non-profit development, having earned and managed major grant awards for national education programs from a diversity of government agencies and private foundations. Prior to Omnes, she also led the launch and curation of a landscape-centered art gallery in Philadelphia’s Old City design district. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Hunter College, City University of New York.

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