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Elizabeth K. Meyer

cfa Service: 2012–present
(Image credit: University of Virginia School of Architecture)

Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA, is dean and professor of landscape architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she has taught since 1993, also serving as department chairman and the director of the graduate landscape architecture program. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Cornell University; she taught previously at Cornell and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and practiced as a landscape architect with the EDAW and Hanna/Olin design firms. She was named one of the 25 most admired educators in the U.S. by DesignIntelligence in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Ms. Meyer is engaged nationally as a studio critic and lecturer; she has published widely on contemporary landscape design practice and theory, exploring such issues as the social and aesthetic implications of creating new parks on toxic industrial sites, and the role of aesthetics in sustainable design. A recipient of a Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship, she is currently completing a book, Groundwork: Practices of Landscape Architecture. She was a member of the competition-winning team in 2010 for the grounds of the St. Louis Gateway Arch and recently served on the jury for the National Mall Design Competition sponsored by the Trust for the National Mall. She was named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2003, and of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture in 2012.