February 26, 2016 Holzman Selected as Maeder-York Fellow

Holzman Maeder-York Fellowship

Justine Holzman has been selected as the 2016 Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.  Holzman is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture.  As part of the fellowship, she will be in residence this summer in the Renzo Piano-designed new wing of the Gardner Museum.

The Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies was created in 2012 to recognize emerging design talent across disciplines dealing with landscape and support experimentation, research and achievement in design through landscape.  With each selection, the fellowship committee aims to identify work embodying landscape as a medium of design for the public realm and grow disciplinary and professional capacity within landscape architecture.  Applications for the 2016 fellowship were received from around the world.
“The support and resources that the Maeder-York Family Fellowship offers will be invaluable as I explore the local and regional landscape and further my research on the role of physical and computational modeling in landscape architecture,” Holzman said. “I am honored to have been selected and look forward to a productive summer at the museum and bringing what I learn back to my students.”

Holzman recently co-authored the book, Responsive Landscapes, with Bradley Cantrell,
associate professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design.  She earned a master of science degree in Land

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scape Architecture from Louisiana State University and a bachelor of arts degree in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley.  She joined the UT School of Landscape Architecture in 2015.

“We are thrilled that Justine Holzman will join us in June,” said Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Curator of Land
at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and chair of the fellowship jury. “Holzman’s project Media Landscapes, will focus on the digital modeling of the Charles River in relation to its dynamic hydrology, complex ecologies and ongoing urbanization. Her work on this subject promises to shed important light on the historic precedents and present potentials for the modeling of complex landscapes found at the intersection of natural systems and urban development.”  Waldheim will lecture at the UT College of Architecture and Design on April 18.

For more information on Holzman’s studio and academic work, visit