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.
Jennifer Birkeland is a licensed landscape architect in the state of New York, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a LEED accredited professional. She is the co-founder of the design practice, op-AL, a multidisciplinary studio in Brooklyn, New York and studies the relationships between optics, landscape and architecture in their work. The office approaches design problems by exploring the oppositions established by the vantage points of our two disciplines of focus, resulting in design solutions that strive to disintegrate the subject-object relationship conventionally established between Landscape + Building. Jennifer has worked with internationally renowned offices such as West 8, OLIN, and Ken Smith Workshop, working on a wide range of projects including several national design competitions for the National Parks Service, including the winning design entry for the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater in Washington DC.
Associate Professor Cerra has practiced as a designer and ecologist for over 25 years combined. His work investigates relationships between urban ecosystems, communities and site development processes, and their implications for climate-adaptive design and urban ecological design. His design studio-based efforts have received award recognition from the national American Society of Landscape Architects, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and Cornell University.
Brian Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture where he is the director of the Borderlands Research Group. He is a registered landscape architect in the State of New York, and a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative. His research and teaching is part of the emerging field of fluvio-urban morphology; the study of form and process of rivers and cities, and the way they are related. He focuses on urban river systems throughout the Americas through both theoretical and technical research methods. His background and current work center on the overlap of urban design, water infrastructure, and public space.
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.
Maria Goula is considered an expert in Mediterranean semiarid ordinary landscapes, a term she coined in her doctoral thesis, where she investigated how a particular application of design traditions in combination with conventional environmental values and practices have excluded certain kind of dynamic landscapes, such as torrents.
Martin Hogue is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. Trained as an architect and landscape architect, he brings an extensive teaching background with a focus on issues of site and design representation. His research and drawings have been displayed in solo exhibits at over 25 venues across the United States, including The Ohio State University, the Parsons School of Design and the Urban Center in New York, the University of Southern California and the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Hogue's research has appeared in 306090, Bracket, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Landscape Journal, Landscript, Places and the Journal of Architectural Education, among others. His book Thirtyfour Campgrounds was published at The MIT Press in November 2016.
Jamie's research has a local and regional focus, with an emphasis on New York State urban areas and water systems and the Susquehanna watershed. She studies and designs novel ecologies and land-based infrastructures (e.g. soils, forests) that perform work for cities with minimal or alternative inputs.