Present Practice is a design-research collaborative operated by architect Parker Sutton and landscape architect Katherine Jenkins.

The work of Present Practice explores how perception shapes normative modes of seeing, acting, and placemaking. Our practice engages with spatial aspects that are interstitial and overlooked, from the bizarre topographies of bubble-economies to the ground beneath Arctic pipelines. Our fieldwork extends from California’s agro-industrial valleys to Utah’s alkaline deserts and Alaska’s landscapes of extraction.

Selected work by Present Practice has been published in journals including JoLA, Places, Pidgin, The Site Magazine, ARID, Bracket (forthcoming), and Lunch. 

+ katherine.a.jenkins@gmail.com / B.A. Yale Univ. / M.L.A. UVA parker.sutton@gmail.com / A.B. Princeton Univ. / M. Arch UVA