Faculty and Staff

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Nina Briggs is an educator and designer, and founding principal of THE FABRIC. Nina seeks to elevate and redefine design to positively affect inhabitants psychologically, while solving spatial problems.

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Professor

Dr. Brown is a Professor of Landscape Architecture. He has previously served as Director of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies and Interim Dean for the College of Environmental Design. He currently teaches in both the MLA and BSLA program.

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Steve Rasmussen Cancian is a community-based participatory landscape architect (California RLA #6054).  His firm, Shared Spaces, combines organizing, facilitation and design to enable residents and stakeholders to participate in every step of creating their own landscapes, so that they become â€

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Steven Chavez is a licensed landscape architect and founding principal of SCA-LARC (Steven Chavez Associates - Landscape Architecture). Steven founded SCA-LARC in 2009 after working for Gustafson Guthrie Nichol of Seattle.

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Steven Chodoriwsky is a designer, artist, and educator. His research-based practice employs a diverse range of media including installation, text, performance, and audio-visual artifacts. Concurrent to Cal Poly, Chodoriwsky also teaches Interior Architecture at Woodbury University.

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As a designer, my work is informed by my background in art and sustainability. I obtained my BA from Berea College, where I studied Art and Sustainability & Environmental Studies.

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A specialist in digital fabrication and phenomenological design, Kevin Finch brings a unique view to the traditional pedagogy of landscape architecture.

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Samantha Joi Harris, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP

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Associate Professor
BSLA Class of 2022 Academic Advisor

Barry Lehrman is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture is a landscape futurist, focused on visualizing the dynamic connections between water, energy, ecology, and culture.

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Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Weimin Li, Ph.D., ASLA, currently is associate professor of landscape architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Li specializes in advanced geospatial technologies e.g., geospatial data integration, geospatial analysis, geoprocessing modeling, high resolution remote sensing imagery processing and 3D landscape construction, and their application in a wide range of landscape design and planning practice.

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Lee-Anne Milburn is a professor at California Polytechnic University Pomona (CalPoly Pomona). She is the past associate director of the School of Architecture, associate professor and program coordinator for the Landscape Architecture and Planning Program, and Acting Director of the Natural Energies and Advanced Technologies (NEAT) laboratory at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She was co-editor of "Low Impact Development: A Guidebook for North Carolina" for which she and her team won the 2010 Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award.

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Co-Director, California Center for Land and Water Stewardship

Susan Mulley has initiated several major new research projects in the field of coupled human and natural systems including projects on food security/urban agriculture, water conserving behavior and perceptions of low-water use landscapes, wildland-urban interface and rural-urban interface issues, social justice and the landscape of the Coachella Valley, and vernacular knowledge and public-participatory GIS.

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Philip Pregill is Professor of Landscape Architecture. He teaches design, theory, history, and graphics in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. He is coordinator of the Landscape Architecture Italy program and is co-author of 'Landscapes in History: Design and Planning in the Eastern and Western Traditions'.

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Associate Professor

Rennie Tang is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. As a professor of landscape architecture at California Polytechnic State University Pomona her teaching methods emphasize one-to-one scale spatial construction, topographic manipulation and material exploration.

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Associate Professor

Professor Taylor teaches in both the Department of Landscape Architecture's graduate and undergraduate programs with a focus on landscape ecology, landscape design, planting design, and plant identification.

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Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture

Andrew Wilcox is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is teaches design studios at all levels with an emphasis on interdisciplinary practice and urbanism.

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Administrative Coordinator

Kristopher Penrose is the Administrative Coordinator for the Landscape Architecture Department. He is tasked to serve the needs of the departments 300+ students (for both undergraduate and graduate programs), the department chair, 9 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and 12+ part-time faculty.