Landscape Architecture

Posted September 27, 2017

Richard Weller Among ‘Most Admired Educators’ in Landscape Architecture

Richard Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of landscape architecture, has been named one of the most admired educators in the U.S. in the latest report from DesignIntelligence.

Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in these fields. These role models are named along with America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools based on input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students. 

“Weller demonstrates an intense engagement and commitment to students’ academic and professional careers,” according to the report. “He is advancing the profession through a critical look at past and current issues in ecology and design . . . shows humility and humanity in a challenging profession, and has the ability to always call us back to the biggest ideas that design needs to address.”

Based on DesignIntelligence’s survey of 2,654 hiring professionals from 1,923 professional practice organizations, the Department of Landscape Architecture at PennDesign ranked second in the nation for the fourth consecutive year. 

Read more about Weller on his faculty profile.

DesignIntelligence Quarterly (Q3, 2017 - 2018) is available from