FRESH WATER: Design Thinking for Inland Water Territories

Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
September 14-15, 2018

Co-Chairs:  Prof. Mary Pat McGuire and Prof. Jessica M. Henson

As an official participant in this year's PARK(ing) Day, the University of Illinois student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will design and present a temporary park in downtown Champaign.  Come see how ordinary parking spaces are transformed into sustainable, creative parklets, gardens, and more.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Chester and Walnut, Downtown Champaign

Congratulations to MLA alum Ana Valderrama, whose large efforts over several years have led to the formation of a new, accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the National University of Rosario, Argentina. A member of our department's class of 2013, Valderrama is Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Planning, and Design and the National University of Rosario.

Facultad de Arquitectura, Planeamiento y Diseño UNR

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Kyung-Kuhn Lee and Nubras Samayeen and MLA student Mamata Guragain, whose project “Re-Coding Pipes” has been named runner-up in SITE Magazine’s “Legacy” Design Competition!

Congratulations to M. Elen Deming, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects!

Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time.

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Landscape Observatory: The Work of Terence Harkness, a much-anticipated book profiling the career of our distinguished colleague. 

Edited by M. Elen Deming and to be published this Fall by ORO Editions, the volume features contributions by Molly C. Briggs, Brenda Brown, Frank Clements, M. Elen Deming, Kathleen Harleman, Doug Johnston, Ken McCown, Robert B. Riley, Amita Sinha, and James Wescoat.

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the Sesquicentennial Design Competition, an initiative supported by Chancellor Robert J. Jones.

During the past 150 years, scholars, researchers, and teachers at the University of Illinois have made major discoveries, produced innovations, and engaged beyond our campus in ways that have transformed experience and understanding of the world.

Congratulations to Prof. D. Fairchild Ruggles, whose edited volume Sound and Scent in the Garden has been published by Dumbarton Oaks/Harvard University Press:  

Please join us at a forthcoming lecture by Alex Felson, ecologist, landscape architect, and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Architecture.

Titled "Ecology and Architecture: Exploring the Middle Ground,” Felson’s lecture will be delivered on Monday, February 27, at 5:30pm in Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall (611 Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL).

The Department is pleased to announce that the 2017 Sasaki Day Lecturer will be Shannon Nichol, founding partner of GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol). Nichol's designs, including Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden (Chicago, IL), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus (Seattle, WA), and Boston’s North End Parks, are widely recognized for being deeply embedded in their neighborhoods and natural contexts.