Roxi Thoren

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

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 served previously as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Design, and she is currently serving on the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board. 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 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) and a Landscape Architecture Foundation Leadership and Innovation Fellow. She has received research and design awards from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Landscape Architecture Foundation, and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.



Thoren, Roxi and Phoebe Lickwar. Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes. London: Routledge, 2020

Thoren, Roxi. Landscapes of Change: Innovative Designs Reinventing Sites. London, Portland: Timber Press, 2014

Thoren, Roxi. “Agricultural Infrastructure and the Gardens of Middleton Place.” Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, 40.2 (2020): 146-170.

Thoren, Roxi. “Overlook: Art and materiality in the landscape architectural curriculum.” Teaching Landscape 2: The Studio Experience, Karsten Jørgensen, Nilgül Karadeniz, Elke Mertens, Richard Stiles, eds. London: Taylor and Francis, 2019.

Thoren, Roxi. “Dreaming True: Martha Brookes Hutcheson and Feminist Ecology.” Places (2018)

Thoren, Roxi. “Co-creating with Animals: Crossing the ‘Narrow Abyss of Non-Comprehension’.” Landscape Review 18.1 (2018): 22-36.

Thoren, Roxi. “Deep Roots: Foundations of Forestry in American Landscape Architecture.” Scenario 4 (2014).

Thoren, Roxi and Andrew Louw. “Randall Children’s Hospital,” in Landscape Performance Series. Washington, DC: Landscape Architecture Foundation, Oct. 2013.

Thoren, Roxi and Andrew Louw. “Dutch Kills Green,” in Landscape Performance Series. Washington, DC: Landscape Architecture Foundation, Sept. 2013

Thoren, Roxi and Andrew Louw. “Simon and Helen Director Park,” in Landscape Performance Series. Washington, DC: Landscape Architecture Foundation, Aug. 2013.

Thoren, Roxi. “The deep grain of the inquiry: Landscape and identity in contemporary Icelandic art.” Journal of Landscape Architecture, 4.1 (2010): 38-51.