Andrea Hansen headshot

Andrea Lynn Miyoko Hansen

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 125
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Master of Landscape Architecture + Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, Stanford University

Andrea Hansen Phillips is the principal of Datum Digital Studio (, a boutique design studio located Washington, D.C. which specializes in web design and development, data visualization, community engagement tools, and mapping for landscape, architecture, and urban design projects. In addition to her practice, Andrea is the editor of Atlas of Visualization (, an online catalog that features compelling maps and visualizations from the past and present. Andrea’s honors include being selected as a Code for America Fellow in 2014, where she worked with the City of Atlanta to create web-based maps and engagement tools for a billion-dollar infrastructure bond, and in 2012 being named to Next City’s Vanguard class, a “40 under 40” selection of urbanist leaders.

LAR 5500: Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1–3
Topical offerings in landscape architecture.
LAR 5993: Advanced Independent Research
Credits: 1–3
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
LAR 6020: Foundation Studio II
Credits: 6
LAR 6020 focuses on process and from, exploring how dynamic living systems shape the landscape with design interventions resulting in complex places within specific contexts. Design methodologies are introduced as a means to translate landscape processes and to respond through iterative design propositions. Prerequisite: LAR 6010.
SARC 6720: Design Computation 2
Credits: 3
The Design Computation sequence introduces computational thinking and design in the context of long-standing architectural technologies. Design Computation 2 focuses on cartography, the visual display of information, and spatial data analytics.
LAR 7020: Foundation IV
Credits: 6
LAR 7020 is grounded in issues of urban design. Fundamental aspects of urban form are explored in contemporary contexts of cities impacted by urgent environmental, economic and social circumstances. Design propositions are generated at the scale of landscape infrastructure to that of individual citizens. Prerequisite: of ALAR 7010
LAR 7213: EcoTech III
Credits: 3
Advanced level of ground manipulation + water integrated with ecological principles and engineering applications in the area of urban watershed management. Topics include urban hydrology & soils, storm water management & low impact development techniques, as well as constructed wetlands & stream restoration. Prerequisite:Must be enrolled in ALAR 7010 Studio or taken LAR 6211, or with permission of instructor.
LAR 7415: Scripting Civic Engagement: Web Technologies
Credits: 3
This course introduces various technologies, primarily web-based, that enable designers to promote civic engagement through the analysis and activation of public space. Course format is interactive and interdisciplinary, combining hands-on tutorials (Mapbox, HTML, CSS, dataviz, social media APIs.) with contemporary case studies in placemaking, activism, and civic tech. No prior coding knowledge required.
LAR 7417: Digital Practices III
Credits: 2
Course explores ways of representing, analyzing and designing the landscape through a variety of 2D and 3D media. Through a series of lectures, exercises, fieldwork, case studies, reading discussions and workshops, students will be introduced to a diverse body of representational models and methods to address form, scale, materiality, context and time unique to the praxis of landscape architecture
LAR 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor .
LAR 8500: Special Studies in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1–4
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
ARCH 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Teaching Experience Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
ALAR 8995: Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis II . Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.