Campus Planning & Design

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-D08 - From Incremental to Immediate: Three Successful Models of Campus Transformation

Friday, October 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Colleges and universities across the country have been spending millions of dollars to dramatically transform their campuses to attract the best and the brightest. This session will present the processes employed by three schools, along with top landscape architecture firms, to implement complex and comprehensive campus transformations.

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Mark H. Hough

University Landscape Architect
Duke University

Mark H. Hough, FASLA, has been the University Landscape Architect at Duke University since 2000. He is involved in all aspects of planning, design, historic preservation, and natural resource management on the Olmsted Brothers-designed campus. Hough has overseen the master planning and site design on the campus during the university's largest period of growth. He is also a prolific writer and speaker, addressing issues associated with campuses, urban design, professional practice, and cultural landscapes. In 2011, he was awarded the Bradford Williams Medal for excellence in writing about landscape. He became a Fellow of ASLA in 2014.


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Emily Mueller De Celis

Associate Principal
Michael Van Valkeburgh Associates

Emily Mueller De Celis is an Associate Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Her focus ranges from public parks to urban developments to academic landscapes. Highlighted projects include Harvard’s Smith Campus Center, Corktown Common and Teardrop Park. She is Lead Coordinator for the more than 20 implementation projects resulting from MVVA’s 1998 Wellesley College Master Plan, including the Alumnae Valley.

She received her BA from Wellesley College, MArch from the University of Virginia and MLA from Harvard’s GSD. She has been a guest critic at MIT, Northeastern, Wentworth and Harvard and has taught design studio at RISD.


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Christine E. Ten Eyck

President / Landscape Architect
Ten Eyck Landscape Architects Inc.

Landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck is founding principal of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects based in Austin, Texas and previously in Phoenix, Arizona. During her career of over 35 years, Christine has drawn upon her intuition and knowledge to build a body of work celebrates the inherent beauty of Texas and the southwest, the culture of its people and the sacred path of water, pioneering contemporary regionalism in the southwest. This ethos is exemplified in the recently constructed 11.5-acre Campus Transformation Project for The University of Texas at El Paso, the first USGBC Sustainable Sites-certified project in the world.


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