Professor Cat Marshall Leads Hyde Workshop at University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Cathy Marshall, an associate professor at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, spent February 16–20 leading the Hyde Workshop of Landscape Architecture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The workshop explored the profound engagement of site and the creation of meaning through drawing as a generative force for understanding the Nebraska landscape. Marshall started teaching the course remotely in January. Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture students at UNL developed a series of drawings on their chosen studio landscape using the theories and methods introduced in the weekly, online lectures.

During her week in Nebraska, Marshall met with the students in the workshop to provide feedback on their work, which was exhibited at UNL on Wednesday, February 18, and gave a public lecture at UNL’s College of Architecture. In her lecture, “Poverty Point, Revising the Sacred Landscape,” she discussed her research on Poverty Point Historic Site, a World Heritage Site, and work completed in her advanced landscape Design Studio titled, “Poverty Point,” last fall.

About Associate Professor Cathy Marshall

Marshall teaches core design studios in the landscape architecture undergraduate program and landscape systems and site design, as well as representation and advanced research seminars, in the MLA program at LSU. Her research focuses on tracing the natural forces and spatial memory of the sublime in Louisiana. Her work has been published in Landscape Architecture Magazine and the Journal of Landscape Architecture, and she has contributed chapters to 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.