CHANGE AGENT: JULIE STEVEN
Over the past six years, Julie Stevens, her landscape architecture students and the women at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women have transformed the facility’s barren 30 acres into a living landscape of trees, native prairie, vegetables, flowers, butterflies, and bunnies. There are outdoor classrooms for learning, quiet spaces for reflecting and fresh produce for eating. [link…]
ISU MASTER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (MLA) RANKS 17TH NATIONALLY
Iowa State’s master of landscape architecture program ranked 17th nationally. This is the first time following its accreditation in 2014 that the graduate program has placed in the survey. Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University took the top three graduate spots [link…].
There are 54 accredited landscape architecture graduate programs in the U.S. and one in Puerto Rico.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BAMBI YOST IS FEATURED SPEAKER AT US PLAY COALITION CONFERENCE
Bambi Yost, Iowa State University associate professor of landscape architecture, will present “The Future of Schoolyards and Strategies to Work with School Communities to Get Things Funded and Built” at the US Play Coalition Conference on the Value of Play April 2-5 at Clemson University. She will share lessons learned from her time as a project manager and researcher on Denver Public Schools’ Learning Landscapes schoolyards [link…]
PROFESSOR MIRA ENGLER’S NEW BOOK EXPLORES INFLUENCE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTSMAN THOMAS GORDON CULLEN ON IMAGE MAKING IN POSTWAR CONSUMER CULTURE
Professor Mira Engler has published her new book on the work of Thomas Gordon Cullen (1914–1994), a British architectural draftsman, titled “Cut and Paste Urban Landscape: The Work of Gordon Cullen,” part of the Routledge Research in Architecture series.
In the present era of consumer-driven economies, image making and visual marketing are enormously influential. The success or failure of products and ideas is in the hands of artists and designers whose images and visual strategies directly affect how consumers make purchasing decisions or commit themselves to intellectual and cultural trends. Cullen is one of the leading postwar image makers who influenced the design of the postmodern city and arguably, the methods used to promote everything from appliances to lifestyles. [Link…]
C-SPAN BACK-TO-SCHOOL WEEK FEATURES HOHMANN’S MODERN ROAD DESIGN LECTURE
August 31, 2016
Associate Professor Hohmann’s lecture will debut Friday on C-SPAN 3 as part of the network’s American History TV back-to-school week. “From Parkways to Freeways: Modern Road Design,” a lecture by Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Heidi Hohmann, will debut at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. It will re-air at 10:45 p.m [Link…]
ISU COLLEGE OF DESIGN NAMES INTERIM CHAIR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT
July 07, 2016
In consultation with the faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture, the College of Design has appointed Carl Rogers, an associate professor of landscape architecture and co-director of the ISU Community Design Lab, to serve as the interim chair of the department for the coming academic year. [More…]
BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO PUBLIC SCHOOLYARDS BENEFITS ENTIRE COMMUNITIES
June 27, 2016
Landscape architecture Assistant Professor Bambi Yost and her students are part of a collaboration of nonprofits, government agencies, landscape architects, schools, community members and universities. Together they are breathing new life into more than 300 neglected schoolyards in the School District of Philadelphia. [Link…]