Position Description

Lecturer/Designer in Residence, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Lecturer.

The White House has invited Prof. Rebecca Ginsburg, director of the Education Justice Project, and a small group of other college and university leaders from around the country to participate in a roundtable discussion on prison reform next Friday, May 6. Read more.

One of the joys of being a professor here at Illinois is watching the growth and development of our students over the years. In a couple of weeks, our outstanding Senior class will be graduating. Three of them will be heading to Harvard and another to Penn to complete their MLAs. Among our seniors and graduating MLA students, we have people joining Sasaki Associates, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Site Design Group. What a delight it is to see our students develop and prosper.

Earlier this month, students in the sophomore undergraduate Site Design studio took a field trip to New York City led by Visiting Designer-in-Residence Julia Kim and Ph.D. candidate Tum Suppakitpaisarn. The group visited important historical and contemporary landscapes in and around Manhattan and met with practitioners at three firms: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, James Corner Field Operations, and SCAPE/Landscape Architecture.

With just a week and half left in the spring semester, studio reviews will be taking place on the following schedule. Come join us to see and learn about the work.

Amita Sinha
Ghats on the Ganga, Varanasi, India: Envisioning a Resilient Cultural Landscape
Monday, April 25, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 West Nevada Street.

Julia Kim
Site Design Studio
Wednesday, April 27, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
200 Mumford Hall

Mary Pat McGuire
Surface Ecologies

In a study by Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture students Pongsakorn “Tum” Suppakittpaisarn and Fatemeh Saeidi-Rizie, the mental health effects of rain gardens are being measured using sensors to record heart rate and body temperature. Read more about this study.

Congratulations to our student winners of this year's Illinois ASLA Honor and Merit Awards!

IL-ASLA Student Honor Award for "Movement: Revitalizing Danville Downtown and Reclaiming the Vermilion Riverfront," by Haoyang Li, Yaxuan Shi, Yiqi Deng, Suke Yao, Yiliang Zhang, and Yun Huang.

IL-ASLA Student Merit Award for "Memorial to Mining: A Danville Story," by Yini Chen and Yiliang Zhang.

IL-ASLA Student Merit Award for "Underground Agriculture," by Qingyi Zhao.

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce that this year's Sasaki Day Lecture will be delivered by Paris-based designer Michel Péna.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 4, for a full day of events including an exhibition of student work, a panel discussion, the annual Sasaki Day Awards Competiton, the Sasaki Day Lecture, and more!

Ph.D. candidate Molly Briggs captivated a large audience at the unveiling of a rare panoramic painting in the permanent collection of the Krannert Art Museum.

The painting–which dates to the 1870s and comprises three rolls of muslin, each seven feet high, with a total length of 525 feet–is one of fewer than two dozen examples of moving panoramas surviving in the world.