Ellen Neises teaches landscape design at University of Pennsylvania and works on large-scale and large-scope design and policy problems involving land, water and development. With Richard Roark of OLIN, Ellen led the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design/OLIN team’s work on Hunts Point Lifelines, one of the six winning entries in the 2014 Rebuild by Design competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Rebuild by Design was a multi-stage international competition to develop contextual, scalable solutions to rebuild, protect and improve cities and towns hit by Hurricane Sandy, and demonstrate the power of design advance climate resilience transformation.