Cantrell was appointed associate professor of landscape architecture at the GSD last July. His appointment as Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program follows the appointment of Anita Berrizbeitia (MLA ‘87) as chair of the department, announced earlier this summer.
Cantrell’s work as a landscape architect and scholar focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design. He served as the 2013–14 recipient of the Garden Club of America Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, and as Director and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. He has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Cantrell’s research and teaching focuses on digital film, simulation, and modeling techniques to represent landscape form, process, and phenomenology. His expertise in digital representation ranges from improving the workflow of digital media in the design process to providing a methodology for deconstructing landscape through compositing and film editing techniques.
Cantrell received his bachelor of science in landscape architecture from the University of Kentucky and his master of landscape architecture from the GSD.