Terry L. Clements,



121E Burruss Hall (MC0190)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

personal website

Cultural landscape studies

Women in landscape architecture

Design education and pedagogy

Community engagement

Professional outreach and service

LAR 2016 - Design Studio Place
and Process

LAR 3015 - Site Program and

LAR4034 / 5034 - Evolution of
the American Landscape

LAR XX: Topics in Landscape
Architecture - Urban Public
Open Spaces

LAR3954 / 5954 - Summer Education

LAR 4014 - Design and Construction
Documentation (previous)


Terry Clements, a Fellow of the ASLA, is a licensed landscape architect in Virginia and Massachusetts. She has been an active member of the ASLA, IFLA, and CELA at local and international levels for over 30 years, advocating landscape architecture as an agent of community health and well-being, growth in the profession of landscape architecture, professional licensure and education. Terry has an extensive service record, working with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation on the Virginia Outdoor Plan for many years, serving on Capital Square Preservation Council for two terms as well as legislative and policy committees with the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA and the national ASLA. In 2008, she served as ASLA Vice-President of Education. Terry is also Series Editor of the Routledge Research in Landscape & Environmental Design monograph series.

As chair of the Landscape Architecture Program, Terry is working to maintain curricula combining comprehensive design and critical thinking with technical competence so graduates of the BLA and MLA programs are prepared to help address the problems and opportunities of the built environment. Terry has received the CELA Award for Teaching Excellence as well as Virginia Tech’s Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. These recognize strong pedagogic approaches to graduate and undergraduate design studios, site design and construction documentation, education abroad and cultural landscape studies of the United States. Her courses engage students and communities in addressing site design issues that impact community health, safety and well-being. Since 2000, she has led an annual multi-disciplinary education abroad program in Western Europe focused on case studies the built environment. Clements’ recent work includes research on cultural landscape studies, the history of women in landscape architecture, the evolution of landscape architecture education and practice in the United States, and community engagement in design education. Terry advises a number of undergraduate senior projects, masters and PhD students addressing wicked problems in community site design, and cultural landscape studies.

MLA, 1993. Landscape Architecture, University of California at Berkeley.

BS, 1985. Landscape Architecture, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York.

Book chapters

Clements, Terry and C.L. Bohannon. 2016. “Reflections on Community Engagement: Making Meaning of Experience.” In Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place, edited by Katherine Melcher Katherine Melcher, Barry Stiefel, and Kristin Faurest. Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, Inc. (in press)

Clements, Terry L., 2012. Where are the Women in Landscape Architecture. In Women in Landscape Architecture: essays on history and practice, edited by L. A. Mozingo and L. Jewell. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Papers in refereed journals (both print and electronic)

Clements, Terry L., and Sarah J. Dorminey*. 2011. Spectrum Matrix: landscape design and landscape experience. Landscape Journal 30 (2):241-260.

Wiseman, P.E., J. Hoffman*, S.D. Day, and T. Clements. 2011. A syllabus-level review of arboriculture education in the United States. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 37(2): 51-59.

Clements, T. (2007) "Evolving Professional and Educational Expectations of Landscape Architects and Landscape Architectural Practice in North America." Globalisation and Landscape Architecture: issues for education and practice, St. Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy and Lincoln University. St. Petersburg, Russia: Polytechnic University Publishing House.