We are wired to remember and tell stories. My primary goal is to teach students to package complicated ideas for sharing through verbal, written, and visual communication. I guide students through a critical reading of landscape so that they may become experts in detecting and seizing design opportunities and communicating the results with others.
As an educator, I believe in iteration and rapid prototyping to test ideas. I encourage students to make mistakes faster so that knowledge can be incorporated sooner, and I foster a culture of personal reflection and peer review in my studio while challenging students to dispose of assumptions about landscapes and landscape architecture.
The following courses were taught at the University of Tennessee Graduate Landscape Architecture Program.