Dr. Tulloch holds a B.S.L.A. from Kentucky; an M.L.A. from LSU; and a Ph.D. from Wisconsin. His teaching includes project-based regional design studios, a popular environmental planning course, and a variety of GIS courses.
David Tulloch’s scholarship is built around bridging between geospatial technologies and applications of these for the improvement of the built and natural landscapes. As a leader in geodesign he has been an active participant in the annual Geodesign Summits and published 2 papers on the topic. A passion for improved data for planning and design decisions is manifest in his active role in research in institutional GIS, public participatory GIS, and volunteered geographic information. With an eye towards applications, he is currently the geospatial leader on an RWJF and NIH-funded project at Rutgers CSHP investigating longitudinal relationships between childhood obesity urban food and physical activity environments.
I have been an instructor in Environmental Geomatics and Geodesign with the Landscape Architecture program here at Rutgers since Fall of 2013. I have a background in both art and ecology as well as geomatics. I received my B.A. in Visual Arts from Antioch College in Ohio, and worked for several years as a graphic artist before returning to my education to study geomatics and ecology. I received my M.S. in ecology and a graduate certificate in geospatial information science from Rutgers in 2011.
I teach introductory to advanced level courses focusing on the use of GIS and remote sensing to address questions about the natural and built environment, and how we interact with and shape it. I also teach the undergraduate regional design studio, which focuses on bringing these ideas into practice. Here we apply concepts of geodesign to regional scale planning questions, and the complexities posed by the numerous interacting human and natural systems at that scale.
My interests in the field of geomatics are fairly broad. I’m excited by just about any question that poses an interesting challenge or makes me think about geomatics in a new way, whether it’s a particularly complex cartographic problem or learning a new technology. For example, I am currently designing a system of map design standards for the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, representing the great diversity in size, form, and use of New Jersey’s 40 or so state parks and forests in a single consistent visual language. Prior to that I developed a method for producing highly detailed maps of coastal and barrier island habitat using object-based image analysis techniques, combining the advantages of automated and visual interpretation of aerial photography and LiDAR imagery, to support management of Marine Protected Areas in New York and New Jersey. More than any of that, though, I enjoy working with students to form their own questions and develop approaches to answering them.
As Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, Holly Grace Nelson combines her professional design career with teaching and scholarship opportunities. She maintains an award-winning studio practice in Princeton, participates in American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) activities nationally and at the state chapter level (NJASLA), and mentors students to win professional awards and to present at academic and professional conferences. Because she continues her design work, she extends student learning with educational opportunities to develop a project for a client from concept through installation. Her studios have installed several campus gardens, and seven of her students received student design awards from the NJASLA and others.
The landscape becomes common ground to facilitate and deepen connections between people. Holly has always collaborated on design projects, working in teams of professionals, creating “bridges” with clients, and gathering together artisans and contractors to energize the construction process in the creation of site-specific products. Collaborative, people-oriented design is a theme in her teaching. Collaboration starts in the educational setting with design studios that foster interactive learning amongst students and create a supportive and inspirational learning environment. Collaboration continues to the faculty level (co-teaching with colleagues inside and outside the discipline of Landscape Architecture), the institutional level (co-directing the undergraduate Environmental Planning and Design programs), and the community level (for instance, four studio collaborations with the National Park Service where the work of designing a landscape engages the public through the process of community-based design).
Gail handles the program administration and the Chair’s schedule. She is an invaluable resource for faculty and students in the department.
Prior to completing a masters in landscape architecture at Rutgers University, Arianna received undergraduate degrees in ceramics and art history, and then nurtured her passion for small-scale agriculture while managing a two-acre organic farm in central New Jersey. This proclivity for growing food directly influenced her masters thesis, which focused on large-scale suburban community gardens, and continues to guide her current work in agriculturally oriented courses. Arianna recognizes the distinctive opportunity and ability that the field of landscape architecture has to utilize design in order to problem solve in matters of environmental stewardship, social justice and land planning, and understands it to be a field in which one can both create and give back. As such, she envisions a partnership between landscape architecture and agriculture that inherently speaks to these components in a direct and powerful manner. She is currently pursuing these ideas as a Geography Ph. D candidate.
Before joining the Department of Landscape Architecture as an instructor, she worked as a landscape designer and project manager at ETM Associates, a landscape architecture firm that specializes in public space management and design.
Laura Lawson serves as Executive Dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Executive Director of the New Jersey Experiment Station. She joined Rutgers in 2010 as chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and has served as the Faculty Director of Rutgers Gardens, Dean of Agriculture and Urban Programs, and Dean of Academic Programs at SEBS. Dr. Lawson is an established author and is known for her scholarship on urban agriculture, community gardens, open space, and participatory design. She is author of City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America (2005) and co-author of Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Urban Community Gardens in Seattle (2009) and Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity (2017). She has numerous publications in academic journals, edited books, and popular media.
Kathleen L. JohnAlder is an Associate Professor and a registered landscape architect with over twenty years of professional experience. She holds undergraduate degrees from Oberlin College and Rutgers University, an M.S. in Botany from Pennsylvania State University, and an M.E.D. in history and theory from Yale University School of Architecture. As an Associate Partner for Olin Partnership, Kathleen was involved in the landscape designs for the J. P. Getty Center, the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Boston, and the Washington Monument. She also led the firm’s entry for the Orange County Great Park Competition and worked with the World Monument Fund to prepare a landscape master plan for Qianlong’s Garden in Beijing, China.
Kathleen’s research involves the transformative role of ecology and environmentalism in the discourse of mid-twentieth century landscape design. To date this work has concentrated on the process-theories of the landscape architects Ian McHarg and Lawrence Halprin. Kathleen is the author of “The Garden, The Greenhouse and The Picturesque View, which appears in Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment, “A Field Guide to Form: Lawrence Halprin’s Ecological Engagement with The Sea Ranch,” which appeared in a special edition of Landscape Journal devoted to the work of Lawrence Halprin, and “Processing Natural Time: Lawrence Halprin and the Sea Ranch Ecoscore”, which will appear in Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. She was recently awarded a Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship for the fall of 2013.
Kathleen also teaches studio design at the graduate and undergraduate level. A Praxis studio she conducted on Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in the spring of 2012 was a co-finalist for The Parks for The People Student Design Competition, sponsored by The Van Alen Institute and The National Park Service.
Dr. Wolfram Hoefer is an Professor and serves as Director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES). http://cues.rutgers.edu/ CUES is a collaboration between the Rutgers departments of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences, providing an opportunity to combine the best science, engineering, and design expertise to address urban environmental issues.
He holds a doctoral degree from Technische Universtät München 2000 and is a licensed landscape architect in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
Dr. Hoefer developed numerous community outreach projects in the field of adaptive re-use of brownfields, urban resiliency, and infrastructure. His research and teaching focus is the cultural interpretation of brownfields as potential elements of the public realm. Further he is investigating the different cultural interpretations of landscapes by the general public in North America and Europe and how they influence public participation processes as well as professional approaches towards planning and design solutions for adaptive re-use of brownfields. This research informs Dr. Hoefer’s approaches of developing and applying innovative environmental planning and design approaches for New Jersey through the Center of Urban Environmental Sustainability
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Radio Program Austrian Public Radio Ö1 from September 27, 2023. Conversation in German with ORF Journalist Renata Schmidtkunz about diverse perspectives on landscape.
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