Faculty

Brendan Harmon

Brendan Harmon


Assistant Professor
Graduate Coordinator



225-578-1475 | 309 Julian T. White Hall
baharmon@lsu.edu

Landscape Architecture BA Sewanee, the University of the South
MLA Harvard Graduate School of Design
MPhil University of Oxford
PhD North Carolina State University



Brendan is an assistant professor of landscape architecture with expertise in spatial science, computational design, and robotics. He works at the intersection of the spatial sciences and computational design, exploring the entanglement of ecology and technology. Brendan’s current research programs include the design of robotic processes for planting and sensing landscapes, experiments in the use of point cloud modeling as a new creative medium, and documentary projects that use emerging technologies to preserve a record of our disappearing natural and cultural heritage. His past research programs included building resilience to climate change, erosion and landscape evolution modeling, the geochemistry of tropical rivers, drone data analytics for computational ecology, and development of a tangible interface for geospatial modeling. He is committed to open science and open education as global foundations for equitable access to knowledge. Brendan hosts a collection of 3D scanned heritage landscapes at https://xyz.cct.lsu.edu.