C.L. Bohannon, Ph.D.



120E Burruss Hall
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Community Engaged Design (CED)

Community Engaged Pedagogy & Learning

Environmental & Social Justice

Community Narrative & Identity

Community Resilience


LAR 2164 - Landform Function
& Aesthetics

LAR 5314 - Contemporary Research
Topics in Landscape Architecture


LAR 1264 - Seeing Understanding &
Representing Landscapes

LAR 4014 - Design and Construction

LAR 4303/5304 - Topics in Landscape
Architecture-Community Methodologies

LAR 4094- Senior Project


Dr. C.L. Bohannon is an Assistant Professor and joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2014. He previously taught at Florida A&M University in the graduate landscape architecture program. His research focuses on the relationship between community engagement and design education, primarily through design for social and environmental justice. Through his research Dr. Bohannon works in the landscape context of community history and identity, social/environmental (in)justice, and community learning. His research has led to contributions to the theorization and application of community engagement in design education. Dr. Bohannon was a recently named an Emerging Engagement Scholar by the Engagement Scholarship Consortium.

PhD, 2014. Architecture & Design Research: Landscape Architecture, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

MLA, 2004. Landscape Architecture, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

BLA, 2002. Landscape Architecture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Kim, K, Kwon, Y, Kim, M, Bohannon, C. 2017. The Effects of Participation of Community Gardening on the Development of Sense of Community. Landscape Research Record. (in press).

Bohannon. C and Terry Clements. “Reflect, Articulate, Project Method.” In Together We Design: Techniques for Transactive Community Design edited by David de la Pena, Diane Jones Allen, Randy Hester, Jeff Hou, Laura Lawson, and Marcia McNally. Island Press. (in press)

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)

Bohannon, C. and Henry, N 2016. Vacancy and access to food: Spatially addressing food insecurity in urban Appalachia. ITU A|Z Journal. Vol. 13 No 3. 47-56.

Bohannon, C. & Kim, M. (2012) Community Engagement as Pedagogy in Design Education: The Case of the Hurt Park Community Garden. Pacific Rim Community Design Network. Seattle Washington, 2012.