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About

Mission

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 five 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.

About

Laura Stedenfeld

Principal
les@omnes.studio

Laura is a landscape architect, artist, and founder of Omnes. Her work focuses on relational space and ecologies to create tangible, beautiful, and relevant places through collaborative design. She has managed significant civic and institutional master plans, and has a breadth of experience leading the design of built parks, plazas, streetscapes, and campuses. Trained in architecture at Parsons School of Design, Laura spent the early part of her career at the bespoke studios of OLIN, Thomas Balsley Associates, and Ohlhausen DuBois, and was a founding member and leader at Land Collective. In her nearly two decades of practice, she has earned awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Institute of Architects, among others.

About

Emily Hahn Van Wagoner

Senior Landscape Designer
ehvw@omnes.studio

Emily is a landscape designer whose work is informed by a passion for discovering and celebrating the unique character and multi-faceted histories of places. To each project, she brings a detailed and efficient mindset – streamlining processes and maximizing design iteration. Her experience covers a diverse array of typologies including large-scale nature-based parks and master plans, complex urban plazas / streetscapes, post-industrial waterfronts, civic parks, and nationally notable federal landscapes. Emily holds a BA in Landscape Architecture with a minor in Environmental Inquiry from the Pennsylvania State University and embraces her natural curiosity to continually explore, experiment, and learn from the process.

About

Sara Harmon

Landscape Designer
sh@omnes.studio

Sara is a 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 of 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 with communities of beautiful, functional spaces that help address socio-economic issues while providing moments of joy to those who experience them. She holds a BA in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. Sara is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.

About

Carson Fisk-Vittori

Landscape Designer
cfv@omnes.studio

Carson is a landscape designer focused on climate adaptation and regenerative systems. She takes a holistic approach to design, recognizing the impact of constructed landscapes on larger communities and ecosystems. This social-ecological perspective drives her focus on responsible material use, living infrastructure, and community-involved stewardship. Informed by a multidisciplinary background in landscape architecture, conceptual art, and creative direction, she brings a contemporary aesthetic and conceptual point of view to the studio. Carson holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from The Harvard Graduate School of Design where she was awarded the Peter Walker + Partners Fellowship.

About

Sheila M. Fuentes

Director
smf@omnes.studio

Sheila is a researcher, writer, and strategic organizer with a perspective centered in understanding the lived experiences of individuals and communities. Overseeing the studio’s operations, she is also a leader in planning and publication work, informing projects through skilled research, public engagement, and thoughtful analysis. Sheila comes from a background in academic publishing and non-profit development, having earned and managed major grants + funding awards from a diversity of government agencies and private foundations. Prior to Omnes, she also led the launch and curation of a gallery featuring artworks concerning land and landscape 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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