Sep 12th 2023

2023 Peter Schaudt Lecture in Landscape Architecture: Elizabeth Meyer, University of Virginia

Sustainability in landscape architecture will be the topic of a talk by Elizabeth Meyer, professor at the University of Virginia and faculty director of SVU’s Sustainability Lab, at S. R. Crown Hall at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20. Her lecture is the annual Peter Schaudt Lecture in Landscape Architecture.

Meyer’s public lectures and essays challenge conventional design practice by questioning the separation of aesthetics and sustainability; race theory and urban topography; public space, living systems and non-human species; cultural landscape interpretation; and innovative design.

Meyer is broadly recognized as one of the most influential landscape architecture critics and theorists. In 2017, she received the American Society of Landscape Architects Jot Carpenter Teaching Medal for sustained and significant contribution to landscape architecture education. Meyer’s impact is manifested in her appointment as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, her participation on winning design competition teams as a cultural landscape adviser, and her appointment to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts by former President Barack Obama.

View a photo gallery of this lecture on Flickr.