Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Landscape Architecture
A. Scottie McDaniel is originally from North Carolina, where she received a Bachelors of Environmental Design (2004). After her undergraduate studies, she worked for several years at a mid-scale architecture firm focusing on public projects. In 2009, she completed the M Arch program at the University of Michigan, and was awarded the thesis prize for her work “Conditioning the IN-Between”. She studied landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, receiving her MLA in 2012. Professionally, Scottie has contributed to multiple design proposals, competitions, and research projects with several architecture and landscape architecture offices, including Reed Hilderbrand, Landworks Studio, Howeler Yoon and Matthias Bauer Associates. Prior to moving to Knoxville, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Architecture at the University of Hawaii Manoa and a Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Land Planning and Ecology. Her personal work ranges in scales, from the micro (material, texture, and spatial intimacy) to the macro (ecological thinking and strategic systems). She considers landscape and architecture to be distinct disciplines and appreciates the variation in working methods. As a designer, she is interested in how these two fields collide, as well as the choreography between the designed, undesigned and unforeseen. Since joining the School of Landscape Architecture’s faculty in 2018, Scottie’s research interests have shifted towards the socio-ecological landscapes of Appalachia – past, present and future.