Erik Jensen



Erik Jensen seeks art in the interplay of architecture, philosophy, and science with the land. In addition to his work at MSLA he teaches a graduate environmental planning studio at UC Berkeley which explores the aesthetic dimension of climate change. His work has won a variety of design competitions both nationally and locally, among them the ASLA, AIA, National Park Service and National Capital Planning Commission. He has built projects ranging from national museums to city districts, former mines to bayside wetlands. With a Masters of Landscape Architecture and a Masters of City Planning | Urban Design from UC Berkeley, his practice is grounded by research. An avid sailor who has rebuilt and lives upon his sailboat, he finds design inspiration from the enduring craft and restraint of shipwrights whose work must stand the test of elemental time and the sensitive adaptation required of those who exist with the power of the seas.