Chandler Nyp returned to Studio Outside in July of 2018, after having interned with Studio Outside for seven months in 2017 prior to his final year of school. Chandler graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2018 and wrote his master’s thesis on the issues the National Park Service is facing due to increasing numbers of visitors, decreasing budgets, and changing visitor expectations.
As a western Kansas native, Chandler spent his youth exploring the prairies of his home state and the mountains of nearby Colorado. These experiences gave him a great appreciation for the land and inspired him to seek a degree in landscape architecture. Away from Studio Outside, Chandler enjoys spending time exploring zoos and botanical gardens, experiencing new cuisine, and enjoying time in nature through hiking, backpacking, and camping.