Maddie Hoagland-Hanson

Project Designer
Favorite Plant: Robinia pseudoacacia, Black Locust

What draws Maddie to landscape architecture is similar to what drew her, in college, to study literature: the enticement of other worlds, grounded by an unshakeable affection for this one.

Her work as a designer is informed by her childhood growing up in the city of Philadelphia as well as her omnivorous professional background that includes stints on backcountry trail crews in Texas, Utah, and the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining Moody Graham, Maddie worked for Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and interned for Oehme, van Sweden & Associates and Mahan Rykiel. She received her MLA from the University of Virginia, where she honed her lifelong interest in the aesthetic and functional potential of plants and served as an editor for the thirteenth issue of UVA's student-run journal lunch. Her thesis research examined the complex history of the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC and imagined a speculative future for its grounds.
Outside of the office, Maddie enjoys reading, adding to her glacial stack of unread books, and writing. She hopes to write a book someday.

  • University of Virginia School of Architecture, 2019 Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Haverford College, 2011 Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
  • 2019 Benjamin C. Howland Traveling Fellowship
  • 2019 Landscape Architecture Foundation Honor Scholarship in Memory of Joe Lalli, ASLA
  • 2018 Richard Guy Wilson Prize for Excellence in the Study of Buildings, Landscapes, and Places
  • 2018 Maryland Chapter ASLA Honor Award
  • 2018 Raven Honor Society
  • 2019 “On the Possibility of Radical Mourning at the National Zoo” in lunch 14: Frontier

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