Faculty

Cathy Marshall


Associate Professor



225-578-1434 | 202 Design Building
cmarshall@lsu.edu |

Landscape Architecture BA Ithaca College
MLA Harvard Graduate School of Design



Cathy Soergel Marshall is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. She teaches core design studios in the undergraduate program and landscape systems and site design, as well as representation and advanced research seminars in the graduate program. She also serves as chair of the lectures and exhibitions committee of the school. She received a Bachelor of Arts in architectural art history at Ithaca College and a Master of Landscape Architec­ture from the Harvard Graduate School of De­sign, where she was awarded the Penny White Travel­ing Fellowship. Marshall’s research is focused on tracing the natural forces and spatial memory of the sublime landscape of Louisiana. She draws on cultural landscape theory to plot patterns of landscape change over time, documenting the ways in which territory has been created, chartered, or marked in Louisiana. Her research has been published in Landscape Architecture Magazine and the Journal of Landscape Architecture and chapters of the books Transforming with Water and Perspectives on Creativity. Her prints and drawings have been exhibited at galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Jose, Reno, Virginia, Tennessee, and Louisiana. She has presented her research at international and national conferences, including International Federation of Landscape Architects, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, Environmental Design Research Association, and the Iraqi War Memorial Symposium.

Courses

LA 2001 Landscape Design I
LA 4504 Ordering the Louisiana Landscape: Process, Pattern, Permanence, Change
LA 4504 Drawing the ‘Site’: A Remote Seminar
LA 7001 Site Design
LA 7101 Tools I