Melissa Cate Christ is a Research Assistant Professor of Design at the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), a registered landscape architect (Ontario, Canada), and the founding director of transverse studio, a design research practice which explores mechanisms of critical intervention at the juncture of landscape, culture, urbanism, infrastructure, and social and environmental justice. Prior to teaching at PolyU, Melissa was an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, and a designer and project manager at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd, where she was the project manager for CityCenter DC, a 10 acre mixed use development in downtown Washington DC which includes a public plaza and alley over structure, a public park, and extensive and intensive green roofs on four residential buildings. Melissa has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. A selection of her recent work can be found at transversestudio.com.
4 Years at PolyU Design
Melissa Cate Christ