The Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Bradley Cantrell (MLA ‘03) as Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, effective July 1, 2014.
Cantrell’s work as a landscape architect and scholar focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design. He is currently serving 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, as well as the GSD.
His research and teaching focuses on digital film, simulation, and modeling techniques to represent landscape form, process, and phenomenology. Cantrell’s 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.
Widely published in peer-reviewed journals, Cantrell is also the co-author of two books that focus on digital representation techniques specific to the profession of landscape architecture. His first book, Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture, currently being published in its second edition, won a 2012 ASLA Award of Excellence and has become a standard text for many landscape architecture programs. His second book, Modeling the Environment, explores an approach to digital modeling that is specific to environmental design and landscape architecture. In collaboration with co-author Justine Holzman, Cantrell is also developing a manuscript to be published by Routledge in the fall of 2015 entitled Responsive Landscapes, which will focus on a range of case studies in architecture, landscape architecture, computer science, and art that employ responsive technologies as mediators of landscape processes.
Cantrell received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky and his Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s GSD.