Elizabeth K Meyer

Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture
Office location and address
411 Campbell Hall
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
BS, University of Virginia, 1978
MLA, University of Virginia, 1982
MA Historic Preservation, Cornell University, 1983
PV-AR Landscape Studies Initiative
Source: Mellon Foundation
May 30, 2017 – August 01, 2019
Kitchen Garden Legacy Project
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
June 01, 2016 – August 31, 2017
PAVS 4500: Pavilion Seminar
Credits: 3
The Pavilion Seminars are open, by instructor permission, to 3rd and 4th year students. They are 3-credit, multidisciplinary seminars, focused on big topics and limited to max. 15 students each. For detailed descriptions of current offerings, see http://college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/PAVS.
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.
LAR 7010: Foundation Studio III
Credits: 6
Semester long design project, usually of a complex urban or suburban site that explores the contemporary public realm at multiple scales, from the urban watershed to the detail.
LAR 7110: Theorizing Landscape Architecture
Credits: 3
Seminar exploring topics in landscape architecture theory through direct readings, discussions & research papers. Topics vary from year to year--e.g. public space, representing temporality & process, changing conceptions of nature & ecology (from sustainability to emergence), gender & design, the works of a specific designer or region. Graduate course will have additional course requirements.
LAR 7500: Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1–3
Topical offerings in landscape architecture.
LAR 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor .
ALAR 8995: Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis II . Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.
SARC 9993: Advanced Independent Research
Credits: 1–6
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director.
SARC 9998: Non-Topical Doctoral Prep
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

Landscape Architecture

Department Chair

School of Architecture


US Commission of Fine Arts

Vice Chair and Commissioner

Vincent Scully Prize recipient, National Building Museum 2019

Fellow of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)

Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)