Joseph S. R. Volpe
Teaches courses and studios in landscape architecture design, including a foundation studio on landscape media and the definition of garden and landscape space, the studio in urban design, and seminars on current issues in planning and design. Has developed a system of teaching using a sequence of three-dimensional spatial models to understand the media of the landscape-landform, water, plants, and structures and to design human spatial experiences. Professional work includes both public and private practice in South America, New Zealand, France and North America on projects ranging from large-scale design to gardens. Prof. Volpe explores the dynamics of landscape architecture as an art form and as a political and community process.