Emerging Voices winner profile


Coen+Partners | Jackson Meadow, Marine on St. Croix, MN. Credit: Peter Kerze

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Coen+Partners won a 2009 award.

Shane Coen is a principal and the founder of Coen+Partners, a Minneapolis- and New York City-based landscape architecture practice. For 16 years in collaboration with leading architects, the firm’s landscape and site designs have integrated “programmatic, architectural, and ecological goals.”

Coen+Partners’ interventions “emphasize the materials, textures, and rhythms of our contemporary era and the regions where we work.” Recent and current projects include: Mayo Plan #1, Rochester, MN, which rethought and reformed traditional cul-de-sac development; Jackson Meadow, a community master plan and residential landscape design in Marine on St. Croix, MN; streetscape design around the Minneapolis Central Library; Albrecht, a residential landscape design in Red Wing, MN; and Lavin Bernick Center, a campus landscape design at Tulane University, New Orleans.

Coen+Partners work has received numerous awards from the AIA, ASLA, and Committee on Urban Environment, and has been published in The New York Times, Metropolis, and Dwell. Coen+Partners received a Progressive Architecture citation in 2003 for Mayo Plan #1. The firm’s work is currently featured in “Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes,” a traveling exhibition in collaboration with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

Shane Coen received his BS in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.