Stephen R. Drown
Landscape Architecture Program
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2481
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2481
Steve Drown, ASLA served as Department Chair and Program Head of the Landscape Architecture program from 1994-2017. He practiced extensively prior to coming to Idaho, winning national and international awards for his landscape architecture work. He maintains his landscape architecture license in Ohio and is currently consulting with landscape architecture firms in China.
- Master of Landscape Architecture, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1974
- Master of Landscape Architecture, Syracuse University, 1974
- Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design, Philadelphia College of Art, University of the Arts, 1970
Steve Drown, ASLA has served as Department Chair and Program Head of the Landscape Architecture program since 1994. He practiced extensively prior to coming to Idaho, winning national and international awards for his landscape architecture work. He maintains his landscape architecture license in Ohio and is currently consulting with landscape architecture firms in China. As Chair and Program Head, Steve has facilitated the creation of the professional, accredited BSLA/MLA program, instituted and managed the Landscape Architecture Summer Study Abroad program in Cremolino, Italy, developed new courses to expand the design and theoretical foundation of the BSLA/MLA curriculum and shared in the development and awarding of the University of Idaho Building Sustainable Communities Initiative, and the Bioregional Planning degree. Most recently, he has established course articulation agreements with four landscape design programs in China. He has also served as a University of Idaho Extension Education Specialist in Community Development and Design where he instituted the Rapid Response Design Team to assist Idaho communities who participated in the North West Horizons grant program.
- “The Rapid Response Design Team,” a grant from University of Idaho Extension to provide planning and design assistance to several communities throughout Idaho with a focus on those communities who participated in the University of Idaho Horizon's initiative.
- The Building Sustainable Communities Initiative (BSCI): A 1.5 million dollar grant awarded as one of five initiatives from 43 proposals at the University of Idaho resulting in a new Bioregional Planning and Community Design graduate program, the Learning and Practice Collaborative and the Center for Education and Governance in Planning. With Professor Steve Hollenhorst, Conservation Social Sciences and Paul McCawley, University of Idaho Extension.
- “Rupert Idaho Community Revitalization.” Secured funds for the landscape architecture program and students to conduct a community development and design study. With University of Idaho Cooperative Extension $5000. Completed fall 1999.
- “Issues for the Emerging Landscape,” a Graham Foundation Grant to bring noted authors to UI for the Spring Semester 1997 at the University of Idaho, $11,580, 1996.
- “The Sawtooth Community Garden.” An Idaho Department of Lands grant to support research and student internships at the Sawtooth Community Garden Project in Sun Valley, Idaho. $20,000.
- “Learning Landscapes,” A University of Idaho Seed Grant to revise and publish the Schoolwatch Esso Manual, originally published by Learning Landscapes, Great Britain, $840.00. The manual will be used as a tool to aid public schools in revitalizing wasted outdoor space as “environmental learning spaces” which integrate curriculum activity with natural settings. 1996-Present.
- The McGrath Outreach /Scholarship Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award for the Western United States for outreach to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the community of Plummer, Idaho. With Priscilla Salant, Steven Hollenhorst, Laura Lamatia and Catherine Meyer, 2010
- University of Idaho Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Outreach, 2009.
- First Place, Field of Corn with Osage Oranges, with Malcolm Cochran and James Hiss. An open selection, national site art design competition. Forty initial entries, 3 finalists. Completed in 1994 in Sherex Park, Dublin, Ohio.
- Second Place, The Water Garden, The U.S. Botanic Garden at the National Conservatory. A National Design Competition sponsored by The Fund for the United States Botanical Garden to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States Congress. 171 Entries, 1993, with James Hiss.
- Merit Award, The Chadwick Arboretum Cancer Survivor’s Park Concept Plan, The Ohio State University, The Ohio Chapter of The American Society of Landscape Architects, 1992.
- For Distinguished Service- The Eggleston Avenue Esplanade, Community Association Project, The American Society of Landscape Architects, 1985.