Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture accepting applications for 20162017

The Harvard Graduate School of Design’s department of landscape architecture is now accepting applications for its Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. It builds upon the GSD’s history of pedagogic innovation, as well as the department of landscape architecture’s century-plus of leadership in education in the field.

The Kiley Fellow will be appointed lecturer in landscape architecture at the GSD for the 2016–2017 academic year. While the fellowship is awarded to a new fellow on a yearly basis, successful Fellows are eligible to have their academic appointments renewed for a second year at the rank of lecturer, dependent upon review of their teaching, research, and creative practice.

The current Kiley Fellow is Fionn Byrne, who prior to his appointment was was a full-time instructor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Other recent fellows include lecturer in landscape architecture Sergio Lopez-Pineiro (2014–2015), lecturer in landscape architecture Zaneta Hong (2013–2014), and assistant professor of landscape architecture Rosetta Elkin (2012–2013).

Landscape architects and designers from a range of allied design professions, who can demonstrate a significant engagement with landscape as a medium of design in the public realm, are invited to apply for the fellowship. The application deadline for the 2016–2017 fellowship is January 15, 2016.

A jury composed of leading figures from the GSD faculty, including incumbent Kiley Fellow Fionn Byrne, will select the 2016–2017 Kiley Fellow and will recommend a winner and runner-up to be announced publicly in Spring 2016. 

The Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship is named after Daniel Urban Kiley (1912–2004), an influential landscape architect whose notable projects include the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden, and Benjamin Banneker Park in Washington, D.C. He studied landscape architecture at the GSD in the 1930s.

Read the full Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship description and application instructions, or email for additional information.