Mia is a landscape architect and founder of Mia Lehrer + Associates, known for a wide spectrum of ambitious public and private projects that include urban revitalization developments, large urban parks, and commercial projects. She is especially proud of her firm’s work in the public realm in such venues as parks, green belts, schools, waterways, and vibrant neighborhoods and streets. Mia is widely recognized for her design leadership in the LA River Master Plan. In 2007, she was inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects as a Fellow. She recently founded LA-MáS, a non-profit that performs design-based experiments with the city as lab. LA-Más's mission is to look critically at systemic problems in the LA area and provide solutions based on research and community engagement. She has been a friend and advisor to ALI since 2011.