Stacy Levy’s often works collaboratively with architects and landscape architects on projects that show the presence of urban nature and clarify the patterns of natural processes at work on the site. She works with water of all sorts, from acid mine drainage to urban streams and rivers to rainwater. Her work registers the changes in nature over the course of a day a season or a several years. Often using industrial materials from surveying and construction trades, she creates ways of understanding the dynamic processes of nature. Many of her recent projects utilize stormwater runoff, to make rainwater an asset to the site.
She has recently worked the Pittsburgh Park Conservancy to artfully infiltrate stormwater at Frick Parks’ new Environmental Center as part of the Living Building Challenge. She is creating a rain garden for the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia. Other projects include Biohabitats Inc and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on Pier 53 on the Delaware River to create a park where the plant roots and freeze/thaw cycle begins to breakdown the hardscape. In Phoenix AZ, Levy created meandering and shaded walking path to connect a neighborhood with its new library. She is making a floating wetland based on the Spiral Jetty for the Walton Art Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas which will help filter the lake water.
Stacy graduated from Yale University with a BA in Art and a minor in forestry. She earned her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University PA. She is a recipient of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts.