Cathy Marshall Presents Paper at CELA Annual Meeting

Marshall_CathyCathy Marshall, associate professor at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, presented a paper at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, March 26–29, 2014. Her paper, “Teaching How to Draw Landscape Experience,” examines various traditional and nontraditional tools in the representation of landscape, expanding the repertory of methods to engage other disciplines and students’ knowledge of everyday technologies including video cameras, GPS locators, speedometers, and heart-rate monitors to document spatial and experiential qualities in the landscape perceived as “un-mappable.”

The theme of the conference was Layers: Landscape, City, and Community, and the focus was how cities all over the world are experiencing pressures that come along with increasing urbanization and how design, planning, management, and research professionals can build a body of knowledge on how to restore, invigorate, and transform communities and cities. Visit for more information about the conference.

About the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is composed of virtually all the programs of higher learning in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. CELA publishes the highest quality research conducted in the profession through its refereed publication, Landscape Journal. CELA’s annual conferences focus on recent research and scholarship in all aspects of landscape architecture. Members of the academic community, as well as others, submit abstracts for peer review, which, when accepted, are presented at the annual conference. Visit for more information.

More about Cathy Marshall
Cathy Marshall 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 of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. Her 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. 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.

About LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture has established an international reputation as one of America’s leading and consistently top-ranked programs. Part of the LSU College of Art + Design, the school offers Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs. For over 60 years, the program has produced landscape architects who practice all over the world and participate in the full spectrum of the discipline. For more information, visit

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