College of Art & Architecture
New Jersey, USA
Landscape Architecture program
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2007
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cultural Landscapes, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, Landscape Architecture, 1993
Sustainable Site Development & Engineering
Landscape Art & Design
Youth-Inspired Community Design
With an experiential approach, Elizabeth merges the art and science of landscape architecture in teaching methods of design and site engineering. Fostering action-research in the classroom and community, her scholarship and practice interests include art as a catalyst for positive environmental action, emerging qualitative characteristics and processes of the built environment, systems thinking as design thinking, and sustainable design-build. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her BS from Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey.
- Graff, E., Hoefer, W. (2010). Experiencing the Earth Collectively: The process of bringing environmental art exhibit, Earth From Above, to the US as framework for sustainable design and thinking. International Journal of Environmental, Cultual, Economic and Social Sustainability, 6(3), 155-168.
"Green Map Exercises as an Avenue for Problem-Based Learning in a Data-Rich Environment,” Journal of Geography/National Council for Geographic Education/Taylor & Francis, Washington DC, vol. 106, 2007.
“Integration von Jugendlichen in die Stadtplanung,” Garten + Landschaft, Munich / Callwey Verlag, Munich, Germany, Issue No. 4, 2007.
- Turnstone Flats, An adaptive re-use project revitalizing a downtown Moscow historic building into mixed-use living and working by design. Her work is part of a collaborative design-build team and integrating learning and visioning with CAA curriculum including a collaborative streetscape charrette between landscape architecture and interior design students, landscape architecture thesis project(s), and interior design and universal design curriculum. This practice strengthens design and technical thinking and teaching and provides research-based learning products valuable to society at large.
- Earth From Above USA/NYC, NYC, NY, USA, March 2007 - Present International environmental art exhibit by Yann Arthus Betrand has travelled to over 80 cities around world. I am principal investigator/landscape architectural designer/ sustainability consultant/manager on multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team to bring exhibit to the United States for its premiere here.
- Faculty Art Exhibit, Prichard Art Gallery, Cascading Resources, Moscow, Idaho, December 2008
- Faculty Art Exhibit, Prichard Art Gallery, Park2 and Path, Moscow, Idaho, November 2007
- Designing with Vision: Planning for Growth, Cascade, ID, US, November-December 2008. Exploration of the larger ramifications of local growth in context of bioregional development. We will identify, document and incorporate resources that make Cascade special and work to preserve and enhance these elements via design. We will integrate community desires and provide a forum for information and idea generation by collaborating with Cascade youth.
- Green Mapping, Elizabeth, NJ, US, Summer 2007. Green Mapping community outreach project with under-served youth to increase environmental awareness.
- Certificate of Appreciation & Recognition for dedication and professionalism of Green Mapping community outreach project in NJ, Future City Inc., June 13, 2007.