People

Erin Putalik, PhD, RA

Principal

putalik@proofprojects.com

Erin is a licensed architect and architectural historian, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. She has worked as an architectural designer on large public and private sector projects. Her historical research focuses on environmental history of forests and the industrial production of timber and wood products. She knows a lot about plywood and is interested in assisted forest migration, and how that can inform the future of architectural style.

 


Sean Burkholder

Principal

sean@proofprojects.com

Sean is the co-leader of the Healthy Port Futures project, a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative, and is a collaborator with the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineering with Nature program. He is also active with the Great Lakes Dredging Team. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Landscape Architecture where he focuses on large-scale landscape infrastructure in coastal and lacustrine environments. He is an expert in the field of emerging and novel ecosystem creation, and the use of plants and sediment and structures for the creation of natural infrastructure, public space, and habitat.


Brian Davis, PLA, FAAR

Principal

brian@proofprojects.com

Brian is a licensed landscape architect and an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia Department of Landscape Architecture. Along with Sean he conceived and leads the Healthy Port Futures project, is a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative, and he is a collaborator with the Engineering with Nature program of the USACE. Brian is an expert in fluvio-urban morphology and in landscape construction technology, and has written widely on cultural landscapes in the Americas. His work has been recognized by the Western Dredging Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and the American Academy in Rome.