Faculty

Joni Hammons


Marie Bickham Chair
Professional in Residence
Undergraduate Coordinator



225-578-3348 | 302 Julian T. White Hall
jhammons@lsu.edu

Landscape Architecture BA Louisiana State University
MLA Louisiana State University



Joni Hammons, PLA, is the 2024-25 Marie Bickham Chair in Landscape Architecture of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. A professional in residence, Hammons is the undergraduate coordinator of bachelor of landscape architecture students.

Hammons is a landscape architect whose practice centers on making quality planning and design services accessible to under-resourced communities. Her work is rooted in the American South and seeks to generate environmental, social, and economic benefits through landscape interventions. A focus on resilience planning and climate adaptation is woven throughout her work, and she has led the development of climate adaptation resources and decision support tools at the community and state scales. She has previously held positions in the private and non-profit sectors and brings a collaborative spirit to her role as faculty.

Hammons holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy and a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Louisiana State University, where she received an ASLA Certificate of Honor, was named a University Olmsted Scholar, was awarded the Dean’s Medal, and was the inaugural Chair of the National Student Advisory Committee to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).