I organize my teaching around the idea that intelligent landscape architecture practice is based partly on understanding regional and local landscape character. I teach third year design studios that focus on regional landscape character, site analysis, site master planning, site design, and sustainable design. My other courses are cultural landscape preservation and advanced graphics.
My research interests are in cultural landscape management, and especially in ways to best incorporate contemporary design into historic landscapes. My focus is mainly on smaller cities and the rural landscapes that surround them.