Dana has over three decades of experience as a landscape architect and planner.

She has worked for firms in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Boston, and Orange County, California, including two of the largest design firms in the U.S. In 2004, she founded her firm now known as Dana Brown and Associates to pursue her philosophy of landscape design, which is to design legible landscapes that respond to the ecological integrity of the land and reflect the cultural heritage of its people.

As a native of New Orleans, Dana understands the vital need for dynamic water management and is a pioneer in the field of green infrastructure. Many of her green infrastructure projects are used as demonstrations of best management practices.