University of Virginia selects Elizabeth K Meyer as Dean

Elizabeth K Meyer
US school of architecture appoints landscape architect as head

Landscape architect Elizabeth K Meyer has secured a two-year term as dean of the University of Virginia (UVa) School of Architecture. Meyer, the university’s Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, is an internationally renowned design theorist and critic.

‘The University of Virginia has one of the nation’s finest architecture schools,’ she says. ‘I am honored to be asked to lead a school I’ve been associated with, on and off, for 40 years.’Meyer joined the UVa faculty in 1993 after working at two landscape architectural practices: Hanna/Olin (now OLIN) and EDAW, and teaching for four years at Harvard University. She has chaired the university’s Landscape Architecture Department and directed the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program.A fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Meyer has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape architecture from UVa, as well as a Master of Arts in historic preservation from Cornell University.

In 2012, President Obama appointed Meyer to the US Commission of Fine Arts, where she serves as the only landscape architect on the seven-member panel, which provides design review for the National Mall and Monumental Core, as well as major public buildings and public spaces in the US capital.

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