Landscape Architecture Faculty


Karen C. Hanna Karen C. Hanna
Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Landscape Architecture
Office: 3-1406
(909) 869-4897
B.L.A., University of Michigan, 1971
M.A. Geography, University of Arkansas, 1993

Professor Karen Hanna teaches technical courses in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her areas of expertise are in construction and GIS (geographic information science). As a practitioner and licensed landscape architect, Ms. Hanna has many years of experience in the design and implementation of projects that include earthwork, landscape construction, and systems such as irrigation, lighting, and water features. Professor Hanna teaches the lectures for all the construction courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Professor Hanna has written two books on the use of GIS in landscape architecture. These include GIS in Site Design (with R. B. Culpepper, 1998, published by John Wiley & Sons) and GIS for Landscape Architects (1999, published by ESRI Press). In 1998 Ms. Hanna received a Fulbright Scholar Award and taught at Wageningen in the Netherlands. Professor Hanna teaches LA 632 and 606, both of which require the students to use GIS. Professor Hanna has written widely on the use of GIS in Landscape Architecture. Recently she has explored the evolving practice of IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).

Ms. Hanna has served her professional organizations: as international President of CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) and as national Vice-President for Education for ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects). She is a Fellow of both organizations.