April 15, 2015 Landscape Architecture Program Visiting Critics: Spring 2015
The Landscape Architecture Program will welcome the following critics to its reviews during the 2015 spring semester.
Justine Holzman, originally from Los Angeles, holds a Visiting Asssistant Professor Position at The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture (LSU) after receiving an MLA (LSU) and a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture (Berkeley). In addition to teaching, she holds a research fellowship position at the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, where she researches coastal ecological restoration. Her own research recognizes the inherent responsive capabilities of landscape through its materiality and speculates on the development of synthetic ecologies dependent on responsive technologies for nuanced monitoring and material reconfiguration. Currently, she is authoring a book with Bradley Cantrell, Responsive Landscapes, framing a comprehensive view of interactive or responsive projects and their relationship to landscape or environmental space. Holzman has pursued ceramic art alongside landscape architecture and is exploring digital and analog methods of making with ceramic material in relation to the built environment. Her work is currently a part of “Data Clay: Digital Strategies Parcing the Earth” at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.
Nicholas Pevzner is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design, and is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Scenario Journal, an online publication devoted to showcasing and facilitating the emerging interdisciplinary conversations between landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, and ecology. Prior to joining the UPenn faculty, he was a senior designer at the landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in New York. Nicholas’ research focuses on the public and civic potential of infrastructure, and on the integration of urban ecological systems and their metrics into design methodology. At Penn he teaches core studios in urban design and elective studios on the territorial landscape potential of energy infrastructure, and co-teaches the core Urban Ecology course. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Cooper Union and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.