Glenn LaRue Smith, FASLA is Co-Founder and Principal of PUSH studio in Washington, DC. He has built an urbanism-centered career inspired by the intersection of landscape and architecture for forty years. As managing creative partner at PUSH studio, he leads design efforts based on the philosophy of Revealing the intrinsic value of sites, Inspiring creative team collaboration, and shaping sculptural landscape environments. The firm is actively engaged in cultural landscape, urban design, monument / memorial design, and landscape design projects.
Smith has served as Chairman of graduate landscape architecture programs at Morgan State University and Florida A&M University (HBCUs) as well as teaching positions at City College of New York, University of Michigan, Columbia University, and Rutgers University. He is founder and former President of the Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN), a nonprofit organization established to provide support to Black students and professionals. He is a past recipient of the 2020 ASLA Distinguished Service Award and is the 2022 Distinguished Fellow of Landscape Architecture - Mississippi State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Smith holds an MLA degree from The University of Michigan and a BLA degree from Mississippi State University. He is also a Loeb Fellow, ’97 - Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Currently Smith is a spring 2022 Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.