Courtney Piotrowski, PLA, ASLA, LEED GA is a founding partner + landscape architect at livingLAB : Detroit's freshest take on landscape architecture and community planning. livingLAB's
studio and design practice was founded in 2012 as a woman-owned collaborative design studio based in Downtown Detroit.
Recognized for her unique ability to balance the art of design, the technical aspects of construction and the emotion of planning public spaces and places, Courtney promotes innovation in design, sustainable construction practices and context-sensitive planning in order to create the best possible outcomes for her clients and the communities she works in. Although she often shies away from discussions about her design expertise, Courtney is seen as a leader within the tight-knit landscape architecture and planning community in Michigan.
A lifelong Michigan resident, Courtney graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in landscape architecture and immediately launched a design-centric career which has included stints at some of Michigan's leading design firms.. While she wishes she could list a paragraph's worth of community service here, for the moment, Courtney spends 'free-time' with her urban planner husband Chip Smith, 20-month old daughter Rory and their posse of pets – just as a good mama should.