Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian

Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian conceptualized the Land Art Generator Initiative in the fall of 2008 and the project was strongly founded by the spring of 2009.

Robert Ferry, RA, LEED AP BD+C
Founding Director, LAGI
Robert Ferry is the Co-Founder of the Land Art Generator Initiative and Studied Impact. His focus is on designing buildings that go above and beyond current popular notions of sustainability to achieve complete harmony with their local and global environments and with the people that use them. His designs of “positive-impact” buildings that double as renewable energy power-plants have been featured in “Superlative Emirates” (Daab Publishing), several Popular Science Magazine articles, and have been shown at international exhibits. The Land Art Generator Initiative has been in feature articles in numerous international press outlets, including The New York Times and Dwell Magazine. While based in the UAE, he has consulted on such projects as Masdar City and ADNOC HQ. Robert is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a licensed architect.

Elizabeth Monoian
Founding Director, LAGI
Elizabeth Monoian is the founder and director of Society for Cultural Exchange (SCE). As the director of SCE she is committed to nurturing global intellectual and creative dialogue. She is currently working on large-scale international public art projects that both address and expose models of environmental sustainability.

Under SCE she co-founded the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), an international initiative activating interdisciplinary teams to conceive of large-scale public artworks for specific sites that artfully provide utility-scale clean energy to the city grid. The project combines renewable infrastructure design with international cultural exchange and community educational outreach. The project has been featured in articles in numerous international press outlets, including The New York Times and Dwell Magazine.

Elizabeth is an interdisciplinary artist and designer and her work has been screened and exhibited in venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. She received an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Last updated: May 9, 2024