Laurel A. McSherry, FAAR

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and
DIRECTOR OF THE MASTERS OF
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
PROGRAM IN THE NATIONAL
CAPITAL REGION

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Washington Alexandria Architecture
Center,
1001 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

+1.703.706.3013
lm@vt.edu
 
CURRICULUM VITAE
 
RESEARCH AREAS

Commemorative Practices

Time-transgressive Landscapes
 
COURSES TAUGHT

LAR 5304 - Introduction to Landscape
Studies

LAR 5005 - Graduate Design Lab I

LAR 5704 - Advanced Landscape
Architecture Design and Planning

 

Laurel McSherry is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech's Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center. She received her degrees in landscape architecture from Rutgers University and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is recipient of a 2017-2018 Fulbright-Scotland Professorship at the Glasgow School of Art and the 1999 Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. Formerly, Professor McSherry was Head of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University and faculty in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University. Regarded as a visual thought leader in landscape architecture, she is recipient of numerous awards and prizes for her design work including Landscape Architecture Magazine’s 1995 Visionary and Un-built Design Competition; the 2005 Flight 93 National Memorial Competition (finalist); the 2007 Re-Envisioning Gateway National Recreation Area (third prize); the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Memorial Competition (honourable mention); and the 2008 William Turnbull Prize for her watershed-related research. Professor McSherry was a finalist in the 2015 Peace Corps Commemorative Competition, and took third place in the 2015 Terra Dignitas Urban Design Competition. In 2016, she was awarded third place in the NYC Aquarium and Public Waterfront Competition. Her writing, design, and photographic work has been published widely and she is a frequent lecturer both within the United States and internationally. Professor McSherry's current work chronicles the time-transgressive nature of two mid-Atlantic landscapes.

 
EDUCATION

MLA. Harvard University.

BS. Rutgers University.
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS