teaching – mammoth // building nothing out of something


Rob recently concluded teaching basic, intermediate, and advanced sections of Digital Landscape Representation in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region Master of Landscape Architecture program.

In fall 2013, Rob was the Trott Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Landscape Architecture section of the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University, where he co-taught a graduate design studio with Sarah Cowles and led a research seminar examining an alternative conception of American wilderness. During the fall 2013 semester, Rob also taught professional practice at Virginia Tech.

In spring 2013, Rob was the visiting Marie M. Bickham Chair in the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University, where he taught two courses: a seminar in contemporary landscape theory, entitled “Gantry Cranes, Kudzu Fields, and Rolling Blackouts”, and a graduate studio, “Aorta”, which looked at landscape futures for the Houston Ship Channel. Together with Mason White (Lateral Office, University of Toronto), Rob also led the School of Landscape Architecture’s Design Week 2013, an intensive three-day design exercise involving a vertically integrated groups of undergraduate and graduate students from both landscape architecture and architecture, studying speculative futures for container ports across the globe.

Before joining LSU, Rob was with Virginia Tech’s MLA program as adjunct faculty for four semesters, teaching two seminars on digital representation of landscape and two graduate studios. You can find the archived course website for the first digital representation seminar here.