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Roger Trancik

Roger Trancik

Professor Emeritus

Fellow of ASLA, is a landscape architect and urban designer jointly affiliated with the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell   Author of the textbook Finding Lost Space, his continuing work with urban design theory has moved into the realm of computer visualization. Through National Endowment for the Arts and Graham Foundation grants, he published the award-winning and delightful CD, Layers of Rome, to explore interactive models of urban design and growth over time. He has developed many projects on the Hamlets of the Adirondacks and has lectured widely in the U.S., Scandinavia, Italy, Panama, and China.

Teaching Experience

  • Cornell University, Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning
  • Harvard University, Associate Professor of Urban Design
  • 150th Anniversary Professor of Urban Design, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden
  • Professor-in-Residence, University of Colorado, Rome Program in Architecture and Urbanism
  • Visiting Professor, Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
  • Professor-in-Residence, Cornell University Rome Program
  • Director, International Studies in Landscape Architecture, Cornell University and University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professional Experience

  • Roger Trancik, Urban Design Consultant
  • CBT Architects
  • Ralph Erskine Architects
  • Sasaki Dawson Demay & Associates 

Awards and Affiliations

  • Paramount Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching at Cornell
  • American Planners Association National Award
  • American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA National Awards
  • Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects