Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture
M.L.A., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University, 1979.
B.A., Brown University, 1975.
Annaliese Bischoff joined the faculty in 1980 and taught courses in design studio, writing and history. Her research advocated creative design exploration. She developed courses on research and grant writing in the arts for the Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) where she taught a senior thesis course on sustainable art before retiring in 2015. She continues to teach part-time for CHC. During her 40 year career Professor Bischoff received several national and regional awards, including a senior research Fulbright grant. She served as the President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) and the President of the Design Communication Association (DCA).
For the past decade Annaliese Bischoff has been collecting drawings and etchings of trees by Frank A. Waugh, who founded the department in 1903. Trees remained central to Waugh’s professional work. Near the end of his life, he was working on a book that would feature his beautiful etchings of trees alongside his ink drawings. He never finished this last work because of his death in 1943. Professor Bischoff is currently writing a book called “The Man Who Loved Trees,” designed to show some of these little known works and tell something of the man who made them.