Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture
Peter Trowbridge is a practicing landscape architect and Fellow of the ASLA, combining research and practice in sustainable design and revegetation of landfill sites, urban land, and other difficult environments. Recognized at the state and national levels for his teaching, his coursework engages plant identification, planting design, construction technology and graduate and undergraduate studios that focus on landscape rehabilitation and ecology.
An historic archaeologist and preservationist, Sherene Baugher is Director of the Cornell’s Inter-college and Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program. She is active both in archaeological and cultural landscape research. She consults with local, state and national government agencies and American Indian Nations on the preservation of archaeological sites, sacred sites, and cultural landscapes.
Josh Cerra, with a background in biology and landscape architecture, has practiced as an environmental designer and ecologist for over 18 years. His work addresses relationships between urban ecosystems and site development processes within a broad range of habitat and development types. He has worked on interdisciplinary projects in urban ecological design, sustainable development, stormwater systems planning, species-specific habitat planning, and ecological restoration.
Brian Davis studied landscape architecture in North Carolina and Virginia and has practiced in Raleigh, Buenos Aires and New York City. He writes landscape archipelago and contributes to design journals focusing on projects and ideas related to landscapes of Latin America, New York City, and Appalachia. His research examines industrial landscapes and infrastructural projects in Latin America and draws from the field of Hemispheric Studies to understand these places within the context of the larger American landscape. His landscapes and instruments project examines the role of technology in landscape-making and is developing an instrumental theory of landscape.
A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, trained in landscape architecture and Mediterranean archaeology, Kathryn Gleason addresses the question of design and design process in landscape architectural history and classical archaeology. At the same time, she brings a unique perspective to contemporary design teaching and discourse, asking students and colleagues to consider the extant and often fragmentary archaeologies and memories of past landscapes that make up every site on which a landscape architect works.
Paula Horrigan is dedicated to examining and fostering the theory and practice of place-based design through her teaching, research and outreach efforts. As Faculty Chair of the Cornell Faculty-Fellow-in-Service Governance Board, she has advocated for courses and public scholarship integrating action-research, academic service-learning and community-based research. Recognized as a 2003 Kaplan Fellow, Professor Horrigan acts to resituate design learning into real community contexts through her Participatory Community Design Studio.
Thomas Oles holds degrees in landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and Slavic languages and literatures. He has practiced as a landscape architect and urban designer in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Amsterdam. Thomas' research and teaching interests include the history and theory of landscape; vernacular and improvised landscapes; problems of landscape and representation; and the relationship of landscape, ethics, and justice.