The generous support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has enriched our program in many ways. The enriched experiences afforded our students and faculty have been truly priceless.
During the past year alone:
» Internationally renowned visiting critics have challenged our students with their teachings
» Faculty and students have attended conferences and presented peer-reviewed papers
» Students have networked with the local landscape architectural community by attending events sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
» During each spring semester, students spend two weeks in Western Europe witnessing the transformative power of landscape architecture by visiting cutting-edge European landscapes and meeting their visionary authors
» Our students obtain summer internships at some of the most prestigious offices in the region
» Our graduates have found employment in the field of landscape architecture
Richard H. Driehaus Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture
Leading figures in landscape architectural practice and/or education have been invited to be our Driehaus Visiting Professor for a semester. These professors teach an advanced-level design studio that draws upon their years of expertise in the field.
Previous Driehaus Visiting Professors:
2009 -- Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer and Mary Tremain of Toronto-based PLANT Architect, Inc. Founded in 1995, PLANT is an interdisciplinary firm whose work includes a diverse range of types and scales, including public parks and intimate garden spaces; residential, corporate, and institutional architecture; site-specific art installations and furniture; identity, print, and exhibit design.
2008 -- Charles Waldheim, at the time of his visit, was Associate Dean and Director of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Toronto. Since 2009, he has been Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His research focuses on contemporary urbanism and its relation to landscape.
2007 -- Piet Oudolf, an internationally recognized designer of residential gardens and small parks. In Chicago, he is best known as the designer of the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. He is based in the Netherlands.
2007 -- Tom Oslund, a leading American landscape architect. He specializes in design and site planning for large corporate, college and private estates. He is based in Minneapolis.