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Shane Coen, Founder, FASLA
Shane Coen is the Founder and CEO of Coen+Partners. Shane has guided the innovative practice for over 20 years, overseeing the design vision for each project in the studio through his approach of contextual minimalism. Coen+Partners collaborates with the world’s leading and emerging global design talent to create site solutions that are rooted in place while embracing architectural, programmatic and ecological goals with innovation and beauty.

Shane lectures extensively, speaking about the firm’s work, and about the importance of landscape architecture in shaping our urban, suburban, and rural environments, and of truly collaborative design processes.
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Sara Czerwinski, Partner
Sara is a Certified Public Accountant, leading strategic financial planning and operations at Coen+Partners. Her focus is on implementing efficient operating strategies to elevate individuals and the firm in growth and performance. Systems within a vibrant and growing organization affect the financial function; Sara believes refined systems, controls, and practices are essential to the strength and growth of the firm and that an engaged and inspired team will perform at an optimal level.

Sara has worked with large, multinational organizations, small- to medium-sized businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Sara’s professional experience started at PricewaterhouseCoopers; she has utilized her passion for financial strategies and systems and professional business experience to perform in a management role relating to project and team management and client and staff relationship development.
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Robin Ganser, Principal
Robin is a Principal and Partner of Coen+Partners, with wide-ranging experience in managing landscape architecture, planning, architecture, and development projects. He excels at integrating disparate concepts, ideas, and constraints into a clear goal and direction. His experience with concept through construction informs his design decisions, planning focus, and implementation of innovative detailing.

As part of the Coen+Partners team, Robin has led the design and documentation of large residential estates, corporate campus expansions, and master planning efforts. Prior to joining Coen+Partners, Robin lived and worked in Austin, Texas, where his work centered around urban design, neighborhood planning and outreach, and infill and transit-oriented development planning involving complex entitlement processes with both public and private sector client relationships. Robin also directs the marketing and business development of the firm.
 
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Laura Kamin-Lyndgaard, Senior Associate
Laura is a Senior Associate and Project Landscape Architect with Coen+Partners. She received her Masters of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Minnesota. Laura’s knowledge and expertise allow her to bridge scales from master planning to site specific design with efficiency.

Her design approached is influenced by not only her technical skillsets and inherent design sensibilities but also her love of the central and southern Minnesota landscapes, where she grew up in a county that spans three major biomes.
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Britton Jones, Project Manager
Britton is a Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) with Coen+Partners. He received his Masters of Landscape Architecture from Auburn University. His work and interests are in the challenges of creating places that successfully merge social and environmental systems in an artful and meaningful way.

His design work strives to use contextual materials in inventive ways that strengthen the clarity and identity of a site.
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Wanjing Ji, Project Manager
Wanjing is a Project Manager at Coen+Partners. She enjoys bringing philosophical thinking to a project and believes beauty combined with rich analysis and research leads to meaningful design. With a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design,

Wanjing seeks common ground between architecture and landscape through spatial, geometrical, and proportional alliance between the two, yet embraces nature by employing landscape textures.