Ervin Zube Lecture Series

2015 Fall Zube Lecture Series

Location: Isenberg School of Management 137 

9/10 Keith Morgan Professor, American and European Architecture, Boston University
The Brookline Troika; Olmsted, Richardson and Sargent and the Development of Boston’s Elite Suburb

9/17 Gene Bolinger Vice President, Weston and Sampson
Professional Practice: Working Within the Public Realm

9/24 Flavia Montenegro-Menezes Assistant ProfessorLARP, UMass Amherst
Amherst Together and Creative Holyoke: Engaging Fine-grained Data for Culturally Sensitive Planning

10/1 Niall Kirkwood Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology, Harvard GSD Kate Kennen RLA Owner, Offshoots Inc.
PHYTO: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design

10/8 Tim TielmanExecutive director, the Campaign for Greater Buffalo, & Principal, The Neighborhood Workshop, LLC.
Paleo-urbanism: Designing With Human Nature

10/29 Catherine Seavitt Nordenson ASLA, AIA, LEED AP, City College of New York
Shifting Sands: Sedimentary Cycles for Jamaica Bay

11/5 Martin Rein Cano Director, Topotek, Berlin
Migration, Urban Society and the Importance of Public Space

11/12 Eric Firley School of Architecture at University of Miami
From Urban Design to Architectural Urbanism: Two centuries of Conflicting Planning Paradigms

11/19 Tony Hiss Author, lecturer, and consultant on restoring America’s cities and landscapes
50/50: A 21st Century Vision for North America’s Landscapes


The Zube lecture series is named for Ervin Zube, former head of LARP from 1974 to 1980. Professor Zube is internationally known for his leadership in developing a culture of academic research in the profession of landscape architecture. His research made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice. Ervin left UMass for the University of Arizona, where he continued his renowned research and teaching until he passed away in 2001.

Ervin and his wife Margaret endowed at UMass in 2004 to “bring scholars to the department to stimulate and enrich our academic community in landscape architecture and planning." The Zube endowment has been supported generously by alumni, students and faculty.

We honor their leadership and generosity through the lecture series which continues to enrich our community with the thoughts and works of local, national and international academic and professional leaders. The department is pleased to accept donations of any amount to continue to build and enlarge the endowment.

Please check LARP Public Calendar for previous Zube Lecture series.
SPRING 2013   FALL 2013   SPRING 2014   FALL 2014    SPRING 2015