Department of Landscape Architecture

News and Announcements

The department welcomes two new instructors this fall: Assistant Professor Mary Pat Mattson, and Visiting Designer-in-Residence Tawab Hlimi.

Amita Sinha and students in her 2014 spring design workshop developed proposals for India's holy site, the Ghats of Varanasi on the Ganga.

Former Department Head Vincent Bellafiore passed away on May 2, 2014. Vince's leadership from 1985-2000 gave our department stability, strength, and cohesion. He dedicated his career at the University of Illinois to advocating the cause of landscape architecture. He will be missed, but his legacy lives on.

Amita Sinha recently published “The Sacred Landscape of Braj, India: Imagined, Enacted, and Reclaimed” and “Slow Landscapes of Elevated Linear Parks: Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago”.

D. F. Ruggles's most recent publication is “At the Margins of Architectural and Landscape History: The Rajputs of South Asia.” Read the abstract or download the article.

Student News

Ph.D. student Xiaolu Zhou has accepted an offer to become an Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science program at Georgia Southern University near Savannah.

Ph.D. student Jennifer Thomas received the prestigious Graduate Student Fellowship Award from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

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