zube lecture poster fall 2019

Erv Zube Lecture Series 2019 Fall

Thursdays, 4:00 pm
170 Design Building

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002


9/5 Lara Furtado PhD Candidate, Regional Planning, LARP, UMass
Michael Di Pasquale, AICP, AIA, Extension Assistant Professor, UMass; Co-Director UMass Design Center in Springfield, founder, “Make-It Springfield”
They’re Back? Next Steps for America’s Legacy Cities video

9/10 Tuesday 5:30pm Lauren Stimson ASLA, Principal, Stephen Stimson Associates & Tom Chung AIA, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Concept to Construction: Integrated Design Process behind the Olver Design Building video

9/19 David Hsu Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT
Something new on the grid: the origins of municipal aggregation in Massachusetts video

9/26 Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn Professor, School of Landscape Architecture, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
A Cultural and Natural Heritage-led approach in Austrått manorial landscape, Norway video

10/3 Narges Mahyar Assistant Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences, UMass Amherst
Community-Centered Urban Design at Scale video

Canceled 10/24 Emily R. McCoy Assistant Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture, NC State University; Associate Principal of Landscape Architecture at Andropogon Associates 

10/31 Tim Brennan Director Emeritus, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
TRANSFORMATION IS THE AGENDA: The Planner’s Role Navigating Us to 2050 and Beyond video

11/7 Victor Czulak Project Designer, James Corner Field Operations.
UMass + 9 video

11/21 Ethan Carr Professor of Landscape Architecture, UMass Amherst
The Greatest Beach: Cape Cod and Land Conservation in the 1960s video


The Zube lecture series is named for Erv 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. Erv left UMass for the University of Arizona, where he continued his renowned research and teaching until he passed away in 2001.

Erv 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 2019     Fall 2018    Spring 2018     Fall 2017     Spring 2017     Fall 2016     Spring 2016     2015 Fall    2015 Spring     
2014 Fall     2014 Spring     2013 Fall