Roxi Thoren

Professor
Architecture, Landscape Architecture
Research Interests:
Productive landscapes, Agriculture, Forestry, Design with animals, Cultural identity and place, Memory work, Landscape theory
Phone: 541-346-3641
Office: 229 Lawrence Hall

BA, Wellesley College; MArch, MLA, University of Virginia

Roxi Thoren is a Professor in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Department Head in Landscape Architecture, and Director of the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes. She researches the integration of productivity in landscape architectural design, including a series of research and design projects around agriculture, forestry, and power. Thoren is the author of Landscapes of Change, listed by the ASLA as a 2014 Top Ten book in landscape architecture and co-author of Farmscape: Designing the Productive Landscape. She has been published in the Journal of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Review, Places Journal, Scenario Journal, and the Journal of Architectural Education, and she is currently writing a book on forestry as a design practice.

Thoren is a Fulbright Fellow (Iceland), a Landscape Architecture Foundation research fellow, and a recipient of research and design awards from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.

 

Publications:

Farmscape: Designing the Productive Landscape

Landscapes of Change: Innovative Designs Reinventing Sites

Overlook: Art and materiality in the landscape architecture curriculum, in Teaching Landscape: The Studio Experience

Agricultural Infrastructure and the Gardens of Middleton Place, Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes

Dreaming True: Martha Brookes Hutcheson and Feminist Ecology, Places Journal

Co-creating with Animals: Crossing the ‘Narrow Abyss of Non-Comprehension,’ Landscape Review

Deep Roots: Foundations of Forestry in American Landscape Architecture, Scenario 4: Building The Urban Forest.

Randall Children’s Hospital. Landscape Performance Series. Landscape Architecture Foundation

Dutch Kills Green. Landscape Performance Series. Landscape Architecture Foundation

Simon and Helen Director Park. Landscape Performance Series. Landscape Architecture Foundation

The deep grain of the inquiry: Landscape and identity in contemporary Icelandic art. Journal of Landscape Architecture