Landscape Architecture

Posted March 5, 2020

Faculty Members Karen M'Closkey and Keith VanDerSys in ‘Landscape Architecture Magazine’

From ‘New Coordinates: Missing Critical Ocean Data for the Galapagos Islands, Landscape Architects Generated It’ by Bradford McKee:

“It started as a knowledge sharing adventure. Karen M'Closkey, an associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania's Stuart Weitzman School of Design, ran into Michael Weisberg, Penn's philosophy chair, and asked about his work in the Galápagos Islands. Weisberg said he needed a landscape architect for some demonstration gardens. M'Closkey went to the Galápagos with Keith VanDerSys, her partner at PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture, who is also on Penn's faculty as the director of digital media. Noting the ocean and its rise, she had different advice for Weisberg. ‘I don't think you need demonstration gardens,’ M'Closkey told him. ‘They need to look at population growth and where they're building.’”

To continue reading this article in the March 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, subscribe online or in print. The story appears on page 168.