Chris Torres is a landscape urbanist with 7 years of experience creating urban landscapes in local and international contexts. He brings a strong research background to projects ranging from urban and ecological systems to site specific interventions. His experience utilizing emerging technologies in landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art creates engaging and memorable contemporary environments.
Prior to co-founding Superjacent, Chris was an Associate at Rios Clementi Hale Studios, where he held key roles in many large scale projects. He was a consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering, SOM and the public art program at LA METRO. He was a visiting researcher of urban design at QUT in Australia, graduate instructor of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Planning and Geography at UC Berkeley, and creative director of the GROUND UP Journal. He is actively involved in research through Proyecto MegaAgua, which identifies water assets and develops innovative technologies to allow for increased potable water availability in the global market.
Tony Paradowski is a landscape architect and urbanist with over 25 years of experience creating public and private projects from concept to completion. Initially trained as an architect, Tony’s expansive view of design pushed his interest beyond architecture to engage the urban and natural context. His enthusiasm and passion for design are visible in everything he does.
Prior to co-founding Superjacent, Tony was a Senior Associate at Rios Clementi Hale Studios leading interdisciplinary design teams on a wide range of projects for over 16 years. Tony led a team of architects, landscape architects, and consultants to create Grand Park, a 12-acre world class park in the heart of DTLA. The project has received multiple local and national design achievement awards and has been featured in publications around the globe. In addition, Tony has provided design leadership on various civic, institutional, mixed use and park projects including the Chess Park in Glendale, Columbia Square in Hollywood and LAC+USC Medical Center.