Sandra Nam Cioffi is the Founding Principal of Ink Landscape Architects, PLLC (INK), a small minority woman-owned business entity, whose portfolio of work is defined by the art of craft, deep cultural research, regional ecology, and elevating the human experience in the built environment.
After working at two great firms on some world-class projects, and with an early career as a marketing manager at the Nature Conservancy and in New York City’s fragrance industry, Sandra launched INK to push the boundaries of landscape architecture and to help redefine how we approach the art of convening people and designing meaningful landscapes.
Whether it be at home with her own native gardening experiments and lessons learned, or through the courses she teaches on landscape design and ecology, Sandra believes that we can reshape our ecosystems and communities through drawing and nurturing the next generation.
Plant Me A Rainbow, a project by INK, was awarded the 2020 Best of Westchester DIY Garden Kits award, and in her interview with Jennifer Jewell on Cultivating Place, Sandra was described as “a standard-bearer worth learning from.”
Sandra is currently a Trustee at the Ecological Landscape Alliance, Streetscapes Steering Committee member for NYC’s Public Design Commission, and volunteer for Green Schoolyards America.