Landscape Architecture

Rendering of a quarry transformed into a park
On Friday, August 28, as part of the Weitzman School’s New Student Orientation, teams of Design Fellows described the work they engaged in over the summer. One team of four Fellows worked under the leadership of Ellen Neises (MLA’02), adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture and executive director at PennPraxis, to re-imagine a former slate quarry as a heritage park linked to a growing trail system in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.
Project photos from Fantasy Island project
Karen M'Closkey and Keith VanDerSys' practice, PEG office of landsacape + architecture recently received a 2020 ASLA Analysis and Planning Honor Award for its ongoing work in the Galápagos Islands. The project was one of 31 Professional A
Cartoon-like illustration of countryside showing a house and large wind turbines

Work from Designing a Green New Deal

Today, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the 2020 Professional and Student Award winners, which included three projects by Weitzman students and three projects by Weitzman faculty. The ASLA Awards are internationally considered to be among the most prestigious in the field.
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From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.
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Building on the Mind the Gap lecture series, the Department of Landscape Architecture invites submissions for an exploration of the potential of landscape architecture to address the most pressing issues of our time, be they individual or collective.
Rendering of mountainous landscape showing green energy proposals

Work by Zachery Hammaker, Tiffany Hudson, Sara Harmon, Joshua Reeves, and Allison Carr for Designing a Green New Deal: The Spatial Politics of Our Response Climate Change, fall 2019 studio

The McHarg Center at Weitzman is partnering with The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) to launch The Green New Deal Superstudio, an open call for designs that spatially manifest the principles and policy ideas of the Green New Deal with regional and local specificity.
People at auditorium stand and cheer for a young woman speaking on stage
In a push to turn grassroots demands for climate justice into formal policy proposals and actionable legislation, The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology is launching the “climate + community project.” Funded by the Summit Foundation, the project builds on last year’s Designing a Green New Deal event, which brought together scholars and activists in the climate justice movement. “The idea is always to take movement demands and translate them into concrete federal legislation or policy recommendations, and, in an ideal scenario, to have that connected to a member of Congress who’s going to then run those ideas through a bill onto the floor of Congress,” says Billy Fleming, Wilks Family Director of The McHarg Center.
Activ-ISM fall lecture series speaker lineup
As part of raising consciousness about design justice, this semester the Department of Landscape Architecture devotes its lecture series to activist practices and community engagement. 
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From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.
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From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.
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From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.
Keith VanDerSys "Locally Remote: Preliminary Notes on Cultivating Gardeners" Video Lecture
From the Rooftops is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design.

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