Department of Landscape Architecture

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Photomontage and Landscape Architecture
June 27 - September 2, 2013

CL_HTML130513Composite Landscapes examines one of landscape architecture’s most recognizable representational forms, the montage view. The exhibition gathers work from a select group of influential contemporary artists and a dozen of the world’s leading landscape architects. These composite views reveal practices of photomontage depicting the conceptual, experiential, and temporal dimensions of landscape. The first exhibition of its kind in North America, Composite Landscapes illustrates the analog origins of a method now rendered ubiquitous through digital means. In revisiting the composite landscape view as a cultural form, Composite Landscapes illuminates the contemporary status of the photographically constructed image for the design disciplines, and beyond.  [ Isabella Sewart Gardner Museum ]

Fall 2013
September 26 Nick Dines, Professor Emeritus,University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Title: "Landscape Architecture and the Design, Propagation and Ongoing Care of the Public Landscape: Public Gardens and Health Care Facilities

October 17 Keith Wagner, Principal, Wagner Hodgson, Burlington, VT Title: "Abstracted Context"

March 21 Karen Daubmann, Director of Exhibitions and Season Displays, New York Botanical Garden, Title: "Designing the Visitor’s Experience at the New York Botanical Gardens"
November 7 Danielle Desilets and Kristina Stevens, Carol R. Johnson & Associates, Boston, MA Title: "Expectation and Reality: Life as a Landscape Architect"

December 5 Ken Smith, Principal, Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architecture, New York City, NY Title: "Larger Landscapes"

Spring 2014

Febrary 27 Anne PennimanPrincipal, Anne Penniman Associates LLC., Essex, CT  Title: "Intersections: Nature/Culture"

March 6 Todd Richardson, Principal, Richardson & Associates, Saco, ME Title: "Context Driven Design; Responding to What's Right in Front of You"

April 3 Gary Hildebrand, Principal, Reed Hildebrand LLC, Watertown, MA Title: "Telescopic"

April 17 Marion Pressley, Principal, Pressley Associates, Cambridge, MA Title: tba

2014-2015 URI Landscape Architecture Lecture Series

Lectures begin at 7:00 P.M. and are held in the Weaver Auditorium on the Kingston Campus of URI. This series is co-sponsored by the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, The Graduate School of Oceanography, The College of Arts and Sciences, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Landscape Forms. The Kate Orff visit is being co-sponsored by Rhode Island Sea Grant and Anne Spirn by the URI Art Department.   All lectures are free and open to the public.  The lecture halls are handicapped accessible. General questions about the series may be directed to 874-2983 or to

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URI students present visions for Dale Carlia Corners

By Andy Smith, Staff  writer, Providence Journal

Bus shelters with free wi-fi. Bike paths. A sculpture walk. A fitness center, with café and rooftop garden. Solar-powered lighting. An exercise park. That’s just some of what a design studio class for senior landscape architecture students at the University of Rhode Island envision for Dale Carlia Corners, a busy commercial intersection where Route 108, Old Tower Hill Road and Main Street come together in South Kingstown.
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I am a Landscape Architecture student

URI Landscape Architecture students came together to discuss their experiences in the profession, thoughts on the future, and provide advice for future Landscape Architecture students. Check out the video!

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