Program Head Landscape Architecture, Associate Professor
Urban Design Center
322 E Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
Beth Scott serves as Landscape Architecture Program Chair and Coordinator of the MLA program at the Urban Design Center in Boise, where she collaborates with faculty in Architecture and Bioregional Planning to engage graduate students in urban design service learning and scholarship. Beth has award winning professional practice experience with the internationally acclaimed landscape architecture firm Design Workshop and currently directs research projects focusing on landscape systems within the urban context and visualization to support urban design and planning decisions.
- Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, 2005
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, 2002
- Bachelor of Science - Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1983
Elizabeth Scott, ASLA, has undergraduate degrees in geology and landscape architecture and her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. She serves as Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture MLA program at the Urban Design Center in Boise, Idaho where she collaborates with faculty in Architecture and Bioregional Planning to engage graduate students in urban design service learning and scholarship. Beth has extensive award winning professional practice experience with the internationally acclaimed landscape architecture firm Design Workshop and currently directs research projects focusing on landscape systems within the urban context and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques to visualize urban design and planning decisions. This work includes projecting future water supply demands in northern Idaho, and developing a monitoring plan for SITES certification at a large tech-industry corporate campus. A recent peer reviewed journal article of hers is: Avoiding Decline: Fostering Resilience and Sustainability in Midsize Cities, Journal of Sustainability, 2016. This paper explores why some cities end up on sustainable paths while others diverge to unsustainable paths, and how city planners and decision makers can use information about the resilience of midsize cities to transform them into long-term, sustainable social-ecological systems. Beth also works closely with the Idaho State Board of Landscape Architects, professionals in the Idaho/Montana ASLA, alumni and state and federal agencies that are served by landscape architecture practice and research.
- A Review of "The Evolution of Urban Form: Typology for Planners and Architects." Journal of the American Planning Association, 77(04), pp. 387-388.
- "A Framework for Establishing Maintenance Tasks and Life Cycle Costs for Landscape Projects." Conference Proceedings. Council for Education in Landscape Architecture.
- The Patter and Palette of Place: A Landscape and Aesthetics Master Plan for Nevada's Highway System. MASS, University of New Mexico. XII:12-16.
- Investigation of Geomorphic Landforming Techniques Applied to Sustainable Development. Sole investigator. Independent study of potential sustainable development applications of geomorphic process-oriented computer modeling and reclamation practices. Investigations begun September, 2011.
- Comparative Analysis of Sustainable and Conventional Suburban Subdivisions. Sole investigator. Continuing investigation of measurable effects of sustainable development practices in suburban residential subdivisions. Focus on modeling storm water and heat island effects using a combination of computer (GIS) and field analytical methods. Initial work funded by a UA Foundation Faculty Seed Grant.
- Geodesign in Higher Education Survey. Principal investigator, with Karen C. Hanna, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. Survey of more than 170 accredited programs in landscape architecture and planning in North America investigating the use of geospatial technology in design and planning curricula.
- Hagerman Valley Charrette with the National Park Service to create plans for regional trail systems, April 2017.
- Architectural Design Guidelines for Downtown Caldwell Idaho Historic Block and Indian Creek Plaza, December 2016. Sponsored by the City of Caldwell in cooperation with the GGLO, Seattle.
- Urban Center Design Concept for Garden City, ID. Sponsored by city of Garden City, 2015.
- Broadway Project Citizen Task Force appointee representing alternative transportation modes. The Broadway CTF is a 13 member stakeholder group convened to participate in a 2-year planning and design process for the $72 M Broadway Boulevard expansion / multimodal redesign in Tucson, AZ. June 2012 - June 2013.
- Tucson - Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee, Ward 6 Appointee of Councilman Steve Kozachik. November, 2010 - June, 2013.
- Arizona Pioneers’ Home Cemetery Master Plan, for the Arizona Pioneers’ Home, Prescott, Arizona.
- Conceptual Design and Master Plan for Adaptive Reuse of the Bita hochee Trading Post, Indian Wells, AZ.
- Rio Hardy Eco-Camp Design and Restoration, Baja California Norte, Mexico. Revegetation and conceptual campground design. In conjunction with the Sonoran Institute.
- 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Sierra Chapter "President's Award." Nevada Department of Transportation Statewide Landscape and Aesthetics Corridor Plan.
- 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Sierra Chapter Honor Award in the "Visionary / Unbuilt" category. Nevada Department of Transportation Statewide Landscape and Aesthetics Corridor Plan.
- 2008 American Society of Landscape Architects Sierra Chapter "Project of the Year" and "Planning Project of the Year" categories. Landscape and Aesthetic Corridor Plan for US 93, East US 6 and East US 50 Corridor, Nevada State Highway System.