Laurel McSherry, FAAR, FCELA, ASLA
Office: CBEIS 319
Fellow, US-UK Fulbright Commission
Fellow, American Academy in Rome
Fellow, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
MLA, Harvard University
BS, Rutgers University
Laurel McSherry is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Landscape Architecture Program at Morgan State University. An alumna of Rutgers University and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, she is recipient of the 1999 Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, and the 2017-2018 Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at The Glasgow School of Art. Formerly, Professor McSherry was Graduate Program Director in Landscape Architecture at Virginia Tech, Head of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University, and faculty in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University. Regarded as a visual thought leader in landscape architecture, she is recipient of numerous awards and prizes for her competition design work, including Landscape Architecture Magazine’s 1995 Visionary and Un-Built Design; the 2005 Flight 93 National Memorial; the 2007 Re-Envisioning Gateway; the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake Memorial; the 2012 Drylands Design; the 2015 Peace Corps Commemorative, the 2015 Terra Dignitas, and the 2016 New York City Aquarium and Public Waterfront. Her writing, design, and art work have been published widely by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Arthur Ross Gallery, the American Academy in Rome, Actar, Princeton Architectural Press, Architalx, Plurimondi, Landscape and Urban Planning, Journal of the American Planning Association, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and ECLAS. Professor McSherry is a frequent lecturer both within the United States and internationally, and Affiliated Faculty of the McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania.