LC

Leena Cho

Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Arctic Design Group
Co-Principal, Kutonotuk & TempAgency
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 312
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
MLA, Harvard University
BA, Wellesley College BA
Biography

Leena Cho is co-principal of Kutonotuk, an award-winning research and design practice based in Rotterdam, NL and Charlottesville, VA. Her practice investigates spatial typologies that emerge from a broad array of interrelated forces – scientific, ecological, economic, political, cultural, and technological – that influence and shape the built and natural environment. Her current research focuses on the management of land-water dynamics, urban and landscape transformation of the arctic, and pre-cinematic visual simulation techniques, and has been featured in major international publications such as Domus, Shinkenchiku, Topos, ELA and Conditions. Most recently, she was the winner of Europan 11 in Vienna – the prestigious competition for young designers for sites across Europe.

AR-Landscape Architecture Foundation Case Study Investigation (CSI)
Source: Landscape Architecture Foundation
March 01, 2014 – August 09, 2014
LAR 5590: Faculty Research Seminar
Credits: 1–3
Affords students opportunities to participate in specific faculty's advance research projects.
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 6010: Foundation Studio I
Credits: 6
Series of short analytical and conceptual design projects with special emphasis on the landscape medium, on site readings, and site-specific design approaches. Prerequisite: ALAR 5010 & 5020
LAR 6210: EcoTech I
Credits: 4
Applies concepts and principles of earthwork, land manipulation, water, and drainage & basic construction in short exercises. Introduces digital applications in a combined lecture and workshop format. This course will focus on the participatory design process, looking especially into models that incorporate theories of cultural landscape preservation. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in LAR 6010 or ALAR 7010 Studio or Instructor Permission.
LAR 6211: EcoTech I
Credits: 4
Applies concepts and principles of earthwork, land manipulation, water, and drainage & basic construction in short exercises. Introduces digital applications in a combined lecture and workshop format. This course will focus on the participatory design process, looking especially into models that incorporate theories of cultural landscape preservation. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in LAR 6010 or ALAR 7010 Studio or Instructor Permission.
LAR 7020: Foundation Studio III
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
ALAR 8020: Research Studio 2
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Typical projects include brownfields, urban landscape infrastructure, and sustainable designs. Prerequisite: ALAR 8010
LAR 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Involves serving as a teaching assistant for a course, with teaching assignments coordinated by the chair. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
ALAR 8995: Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis II . Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.