Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture

First Advisor

Helen Kongsgaard

Second Advisor

Nick DePace


The Inglewood Oil Field is located in Los Angeles, California. It is a fully functioning and one of the largest urban oil field in the United States. Facing the increasingly tense relationship between neighboring communities and the expansion of oil fields, the site has attracted a lot of public attention over the years.How to integrate the landscape process as part of the evolution of the industry is critical to this project. This project examines landscape architecture as a remediating agent within a fully functioning oil field. It proposes a process to heal the site through a simultaneous evolution. By using phyto-treatments and seeding and planting strategies, the proposal demonstrates a new approach to how the two processes could work together, as industry continues unabated and landscape heals over time. In the meanwhile, the proposal also preserves the dramatic visual shifts existing on the site and offers an opportunity for adjacent neighborhoods to witness the site transformation.



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