Fabiana Trindade da Silva
203 Julian T. White Hall
MArch Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
PhD Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Fabiana Trindade da Silva is an assistant professor at LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. She specializes in urban and environmental sciences as an interdisciplinary field. Her mission is to create sustainable, resilient, and livable urban spaces. Fabiana holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (2020) from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) in Brazil, with a focus on Urban Design/Planning and Urban Air Quality. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism (2014) from UFES, emphasizing urban and regional planning. In 2022, Fabiana joined LSU Coastal Ecosystem Studio (CEDS) as a postdoctoral researcher, and in 2023 started to collaborate as a professor at the same studio. At CEDS, she is currently involved in the DEEDS (Developing Engineering Practices for Ecosystem Design Solutions) project funded by the US Army Corp of Engineers. Her research centers around implementing collaborative ecosystem design techniques and evaluating the performance of natural and nature-based features in delivering social benefits.
Before joining LSU, Fabiana served for eight years as a professor at the Architecture and Urbanism Department at FAESA in Brazil, where she taught undergraduate courses in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, and research, while supervising final undergraduate projects across diverse disciplines. Her teaching approach prioritizes interdisciplinary learning and the practical application of theory. Fabiana has a research background that includes publications in esteemed scientific journals and presentations at national and international conferences. Her research interests encompass urban design and planning, environmental comfort, urban air quality, interdisciplinary approaches, ecosystem design, coastal protection and resilience, and landscape performance. Engaging in academic service, Fabiana actively contributes to scientific committees, grant reviews, and the evaluation of journal manuscripts and conference papers.