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joint English-LArch graduate
seminar with guest David Orr
courses taught

Pittsburgh Studio
   
BLA / MLA
vertical depth studio

Planting Methods*
    BLA 3rd year / MLA

Landscape Film
    SALA advanced seminar

Community / Site Studio*
     BLA 3rd year / MLA


Ridge & Valley in the Field*
    BLA 2nd year / MLA field course


* Team taught

Susquehanna North Branch riverway study
Landscape Systems Studio





Landscape Film Seminar visit to WPSU studios




Gowanus canal
LArch 312 student on site, Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn





botanizing at Plummer Hollow
  Ridge & Valley in the Field






Bali thesis research, Kevin Thompson






Beltzhoover neighborhood open house
  Pittsburgh Studio








  studio analysis
South Homewood neighborhood
  Pittsburgh Studio






botanizing

 

theses and graduate capstones supervised

J. Brosius, MSLA 2015  /  P. Das, MLA 2000  /  K. Dimond, MLA 2011

L. Donnachie, BLA Hon. 2011 
/  B. Frederick, BS Hon. 2002  /  K. Hendrickson, MLA 2009

Kyle Heulitt, MGIS 2016  / M. Kaul, MLA 2002 
/  J. Malik, MLA 2006  /  T. McSheffery, MLA 2004

L. Nagle, MSLA 2016  /  Z. Roane-Hopkins, BLA Hon.  /  M. Salunkhe, MLA 2001


M. Schlee, MLA 2002
  /  D. Slawson, Ph.D. (Ecol) 2004  /  J. Spayd, MGIS 2016

N. Stern, MLA 2008 
/  K. Thompson, MLA 2005  /  S. Torgerson, MLA 2005

S. Wavikar, MLA 1998 
/  M. Wisniewski, BLA Hon. 2004



community-engaged studios and public scholarship courses

Pittsburgh Studio IX, LArch 414, Fall 2017
  with Larimer neighborhood; through the Penn State Center

Gowanus Canal - Brooklyn, LArch 312, Community/Site Studio, Spring 2017*
  with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, New York City

Pittsburgh Studio VIII, LArch 414, Fall 2016
  with Beechview and West End neighborhoods; through the Penn State Center

Advanced Planting Design Seminar, LArch 424, Fall 2016
  with St. Vincent Archabbey and St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

Heritage Plaza - Altoona, LArch 312, Community/Site Design Studio, Spring 2016*
   with several community organizations in downtown Altoona, PA


Pittsburgh Studio VII, LArch 414, Fall 2015
   with the Northside neighborhoods; through the Penn State Center; sponsored by the Buhl Foundation


Pittsburgh Studio VI, LArch 414, Fall 2013
    with the Hazelwood neighborhood;
through the Penn State Center

Pittsburgh Studio V, LArch 414, Fall 2012
    with Wilkinsburg Community Development Center and Northside neighborhoods; through the Penn State Center


Pittsburgh Studio IV, LArch 414, Fall 2011
    with Rosedale Block Cluster/Homewood) and Carrick neighborhoods; through the Penn State Center


Pittsburgh Studio III, LArch 414, Fall 2010
    with West Pittsburgh neighborhoods and Coraopolis Community Development Fdn.; through the Penn State Center

Pittsburgh Studio II, LArch 414, Fall 2009
    with Kingsley Association (Larimer) and Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council; through the Penn State Center


Pittsburgh Studio I, LArch 414/520, Fall 2008
    with Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council and the Hill District; through the Penn State Center

Slab Cabin Run / Focht Farm Riparian Restoration, LArch 497 / HORT 497, Fall 2008*
    with ClearWater Conservancy


Musser Gap area Studio, LArch 311, Fall 2007*
    with ClearWater Conservancy

Mount Nittany Studio II, LArch 425, Fall 2005*
     with The Mount Nittany Conservancy

Potter Farm / Elks Country Club Ecological Restoration Studio, LArch 453/497e, Spring 2005*
    with ClearWater Conservancy

Mount Nittany Studio I, LArch 425, Fall 2004*
     with The Mount Nittany Conservancy

Susquehanna Riverway Studio - North Branch, LArch 425, Fall 2003*
    with Endless Mountains Heritage Region and Pennsylvania Environmental Council


Susquehanna Greenway Studio - Main Stem, LArch 425, Fall 2002
    with SEDA Council of Governments


Jacobs Creek & Nescopeck Creek Watershed Management Studies, LArch 530, Spring 2002*
    with PSU Center for Watershed Stewardship and local watershed organizations

City of Reading Inner-city Studio, LArch 451, Fall 2001
    with Berks County Planning office and various neighborhood associations; through the Hamer Center

Maiden Creek Watershed Management Study, LArch 530/540, 1999-2000*
    with Berks County Conservancy and PSU Center for Watershed Stewardship


Sinking Valley Studio, LArch 425, Fall 2000
    with Friends of Sinking Valley


Monongahela Riverside Park Studio (Pittsburgh), LArch 400/520, Fall 1999
    with Friends of the Riverfront, Pittsburgh

Bellevue Community Park, LArch 327, Spring 1998*
    with Village of Belleville


Southside Works / Strip District Studio (Pittsburgh), LArch 451, Fall 1997
     with City of Pittsburgh Planning office

Nine Mile Run Capstone Studio (Pittsburgh), LArch 453, Spring 1997
   with City of Pittsburgh Planning office

Bald Eagle State Park Studio, LArch 425, Fall 1996*
    with Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks

Julian Village Neighborhood Park, LArch 327, Spring 1996*
    with Huston Township


Warren State Hospital Campus Master Plan Studio, LArch 520, Fall 1995
    with Pennsylvania Bureau of Facilities Management

Jacksonville Community Park, LArch 327, Spring 1995*
     with Marion Township

Planning Mini-internship Program (32 students), LArch 472, Fall 1994*
    with State College Borough and College Township


*  team taught


professional / continuing ed. short courses

Principles of Wetland Design, summers 1997, 1998, 2001
 
  co-taught with Dr. Andy Cole, through the Center for Watershed Stewardship

Reclamation of Brownfields: Soil, Water, and Plants, 2002
   
  co-taught with Dr. Rick Stehouwer, funded by EPA Region 3




student work recognized (under my direction)
 
Honor Award, to Y. Fu,
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) PA/Del chapter, for LArch 312, Community/Site Studio project in Altoona, PA, 2017.

Merit Award, to L. Shoats,
ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in Beechview, 2017

Honor Award, to J. Holzer, C. Kane, and H. Rohn, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 424 Landscape Film, documentary on lot vacancy in Pittsburgh's Northside, 2016.

Honor Award, to T. Wenner, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in California-Kirkbride, 2016.

Video-documentary Feature, R. Walker’s LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio work in Hazelwood, “Water Blues, Green Solutions,” produced by WPSU-TV, 2014.

Honor Award, to A. Madl, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in Hazelwood, 2014.

Honor Award, to C. Chiampi, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in Marshall-Shadeland, 2013.

People’s Choice Award, to C. Chiampi, ASLA PA/Del chapter annual conference, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project, 2013.

Graduate Scholarship, to J. Brosius, Alma Heinz and August Pohland Graduate Scholarship, SALA, 2012.

Honor Award, to A. Bishop, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in South Homewood, 2012.

Honor Award, to A. Andrelucci, A. Bishop, E. Dintaman, R. Judge, and L. Mould, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in South Homewood, 2012.

Merit Award, to J. Lippert, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in west Pittsburgh, 2011.

Second Place, A. Roth, Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition, Public Scholarship category, for LArch 414, Pittsburgh Studio project in Coraopolis, 2011.

Honor Award, M. Ruane, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in Larimer, 2010.

Merit Award, V. Plocido, ASLA PA/Del chapter, for LArch 414 Pittsburgh Studio project in Larimer, 2010.

First Place, M. Nunn, PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition, Public Scholarship category, LArch 311 Studio project in the Hill District, 2007.

Graduate Scholarship, to N. Stern, Alma Heinz and August Pohland Graduate Scholarship, SALA, 2007.

Graduate Fellowship, to M. Rossetti, Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship, College of A&A, 2003.

Graduate Residency, to M. Rossetti, Summer Residency, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, 2002.

First Place, K. Gerlich, 9th Annual Green Design Conference student exhibition, LArch 451 Urban Design Studio project in Reading, PA, 2002.

Graduate Fellowship, to J. Malik, Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship, College of A&A, 2002.

Graduate Fellowship, to M. Schlee, Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship, College of A&A, 2002.

Graduate Fellowship, to M. Schlee, Alma Heinz and August Pohland Graduate Student Fellowship, SALA, 2001.

Thesis Award, P. Das, Interdisciplinary Dissertation and Creative Projects Award, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, 2000

Graduate Fellowship, to P. Das, Alma Heinz and August Pohland Graduate Student Fellowship, SALA, 1999.

First Place, M. Bendinsky, PSU Undergraduate Research Exhibition, LArch 453 Capstone Studio project, 1999.

 
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