August 17, 2021Madl Publishes Educational Book on Landscape Architecture
Andrew Madl, an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture, recently published a book describing computational workflows and processes in the study and design of landscape architecture. In spring 2021, Madl published his inaugural book, Parametric Design for Landscape Architects: Computational Techniques and Workflows through Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. The book provides insight intovisual algorithmic software that is increasingly being implemented in academic and professional practices. Contained within the publication are educational tutorials to introduce the software that will enhance skill sets of students and professionals. Readers can expect to find processes used in analysis and digital modeling related to landscape architecture and associated disciplines. The book also contains descriptive workflows, diagrams and illustrations related to digital modeling tools aligned to design disciplines, specifically Grasshopper and Rhinoceros. Madl’s research focuses on the use of computation and simulation to address the agency of landscape as a device for retooling the spatial conditions that accompany infrastructural, political, ecological, economical and social systems at the territorial scale. He earned a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University. He joined the College of Architecture and Design in 2017.