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Department welcomes Assistant Professor Kelley Lemon

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to welcome Kelley Lemon to our faculty as new tenure-track Assistant Professor.

With a BLA from the University of Illinois (2002) and an M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley (2007), Lemon is a registered professional landscape architect and a certified LEED Accredited Professional.

As a designer, Lemon has sixteen years of distinguished professional experience in leading interdisciplinary firms, including Hood Design, NBBJ, and Ratcliff. In those contexts, she has completed projects ranging in scope and scale from sustainable site/landscape design for the new Student Activity Center at the University of Texas, Austin; to conceptual design for a 500-bed hospital and campus in Kuwait; to landscape planning for food production at the Village Bottoms Community Farm in West Oakland, CA; to masterplan guidelines development in support of economic and environmental revitalization in the Hill district neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.

Since 2013, Lemon has also held a Visiting Lecturer appointment in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where her courses have focused on topographic form and design technology, studio design, and professional practice.

As a new faculty member in our department, Lemon’s research and teaching will address ecological/sustainable design, health and wellbeing, action research, and design technologies, with special focus on landscapes of the under-served.To learn more about Lemon’s background and approach to landscape architecture, please click the following link to a recent interview published by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, as part of its “Perspectives” series:…/perspectives-kelley-lemon.