July 7, 2013 UT Landscape Architecture Program Appoints New Chair

Gale Fulton, a former assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named chair of the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Fulton, who begins Aug. 1, will oversee three master’s degree options offered by the Landscape Architecture Program, a joint collaboration between the College of Architecture and Design and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

“Gale has a strong publication record, success in national competitions and professional experience with nationally recognized firms. His degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture make him a great fit within a program that is a partnership between two colleges,” said Scott Poole, dean of the College of Architecture and Design. “I am convinced he will move our newly accredited graduate Landscape Architecture Program to national prominence in the near future.”

The UT Landscape Architecture Program is the first and only of its kind in Tennessee. It welcomed its inaugural class in fall 2008 and was accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board in 2012. The program’s curriculum focuses on the planning, design and stewardship of constructed and natural environments.

Fulton’s expertise includes urban design and policy planning related to storm water management, ecological infrastructure, architectural and landscape architectural theory, and landscape intelligence.

Prior to teaching at the University of Illinois, Fulton taught landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, The Pennsylvania State University and the University of Colorado at Denver.

Fulton earned his Bachelor of Science in horticulture from Iowa State University and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. During his career, he has served as principal of Landscape Intelligence in Urbana, Ill., and project manager of the multidisciplinary firm Civitas in Denver.

To learn more about the landscape architecture program, please visit here.

D I S C O V E R   M O R E:

The work and research of Landscape Architecture Chair Gale Fulton is available at his firm’s website, Landscape Intelligence. His CV and research interests are at his college directory page. He will be sharing about the program and its students at this site throughout the year.

Here is a brief sample of some of his projects. They include the 10UP Competition, the Columbine Memorial Project, the Gowanus Lowline Competition, and the John Street Stormwater Project.

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