Gareth Doherty (DDes '10), assistant professor of landscape architecture and senior research associate, has been appointed the Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture program, assuming the role as of July 1, 2017. He succeeds Bradley Cantrell (MLA '03) in the position. The department is chaired by Anita Berrizbeitia (MLA '87).
Dr. Doherty's research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture, urbanism, and anthropology. His newest book, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, was published in 2017 by the University of California Press. Previous publications include Is Landscape…? Essays on the Identity of Landscape, edited with Charles Waldheim (Routledge, 2016); and Ecological Urbanism, edited with Mohsen Mostafavi, (Lars Müller Publishers, 2010, and revised in 2016), which has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese, with Arabic and Persian editions in process. Doherty is a founding editor of the New Geographies journal and editor-in-chief of New Geographies 3: Urbanisms of Color.
Doherty received a Doctor of Design degree from the GSD in 2010 and received his Master of Landscape Architecture and Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned masters and undergraduate degrees from University College Dublin.
Doherty’s recent studios and courses include the First Semester Core Landscape Architecture Studio, Design Anthropology: Objects, Landscapes, Cities; Proseminar in Landscape Architecture, Preparation of Design Thesis Proposal for Master in Landscape Architecture, and the Ecological Urbanism Field Research Seminar. Doherty has a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University.