College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture


Faculty & Research Focus

University of Maryland Landscape Architecture faculty have a wide variety of educational backgrounds (landscape architecture, art, biology, plant science, environmental planning, city and regional planning, and geography) and academic and professional experiences. Our collaborative scholarship, creative research, innovative teaching, and service reinforce an interdisciplinary and systems approach to design, planning, and management that are the hallmark of landscape architectural practice. We stress the importance of solving problems responsibly and imaginatively. The studio experience engages students in the process of creating comprehensive alternatives for real and hypothetical design interventions in cultural and natural landscapes. We hope you will consider joining us in protecting and restoring sensitive and critical environments, and creating socially equitable, ecologically sustainable, and economically viable landscapes.

 Faculty & Research Focus

Dr. Victoria Chanse

Victoria Chanse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
email: | room: PLS 2136 | phone: 301.405.4345

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  • Civic engagement across multiple scales in the built environment
  • Trans-disciplinary approaches to sea level change design and planning
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Environmental justice
Dr. Kelly Cook

Kelly Cook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
email: | room: PLS Room 2154A | phone: 301.405.0303

  • Landscape History
  • Design Theory: Renaissance-Contemporary
  • Early Modern Gardens and Landscapes
  • Concepts of nature and environment in scientific and intellectual history
  • Landscape practices and the formation of national identities
Dr. Christopher Ellis

Christopher Ellis, Ph.D., PLA, ASLA
Associate Professor
Director & MLA Program Chair
email: | room: PLS 2144 | phone: 301.405.7782

  • Landscape performance
  • Sustainable development
  • Landscape ecology
  • Environmental perception
  • Information technology for landscape planning and design
Dr. Byoung-Suk Kweon

Byoung-Suk Kweon, Ph.D., PLA
Associate Professor
email: | room: PLS 2140 | phone: 301.405.4341

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  • Environmental behavior
  • Environment and health
  • School and children’s environments
  • Landscape performance
  • Environmental justice
  • Urban Agriculture
Dr. David Myers

David Myers, Ph.D., PLA, ASLA
Associate Professor
email: | room: PLS 2146 | phone: 301.405.4350 | skype: david.myers.asla

  • Forest conservation
  • Landscape ecology
  • Green infrastructure and community greening
  • Greenway planning and design
Dennis Nola, ASLA

Dennis Nola, PLA, ASLA
BLA Program Chair
email: | room: PLS 2138 | phone: 301.405.0066

  • Sustainable campus design and planning
  • Urban agriculture
  • Environmental restoration
Jack Sullivan, PLA, FASLA

Jack Sullivan, PLA, FASLA
Associate Professor
email: | room: PLS 2142 | phone: 301.405.0106

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  • Urban Landscapes
  • Garden History and Design
  • Landscape + Art
  • Service-Learning and Community Engagement

 Instructional Faculty

Ann AndersonAnn Anderson
Lecturer with 20+ years of landscape architectural office practice specializing in graphic communication and planting design
  • Planting Design
  • Design Theory
Joe Burkhardt, PLA, LEED AP
Lecturer & Associate Principal at Ayers Saint Gross
  • Project management
  • Construction material, methods, and development
  • Sustainable design
  • Integration of professional practice techniques into the academic learning environment
Kelly Fleming
Lecturer, Moody Graham
  • Landscape performance
  • Green infrastructure
  • Planting strategies

Jeff Server, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C
Lecturer & Project Manager/Project Architect at Prism Design Collective

  • Digital/analog workflows incorporating technology
  • Interdisciplinary design and practice
  • Urban design, with an emphasis on waste landscapes and sustainability
  • Land art and Earthworks

Allison Lilly Tjaden
Lecturer & Assistant Director - New Initiatives, Department of Dining Services

  • Environmental & public health
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Food systems
  • Program management
  • Community outreach

 Recent Visiting Speakers

Jennifer Low
Lecturer & Program Manager at Landscape Architecture Foundation
  • Professional Practice
  • Project Management
  • Urban Design
  • Graphic Communications
Tom Mateya
Lecturer & Director of Development at Toll Brothers
  • Community Development
  • Housing
  • Site Construction
  • Project Management
Matthew Sickle

Lecturer & Associate, Landscape Architect at Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, LTD

  • Commemorative Landscapes: Theory & Design
  • Academic & Institutional Landscape Design
  • Urban Design Standards & Guidelines
  • Sustainable Horticulture
Colleen Bathon

Colleen Vacelet, LEED AP, ASLA
Lecturer & President of Intreegue 

  • Sustainable Design
  • Planting Design
  • Building and landscape integration
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