Landscape Architecture Faculty


Andrew Wilcox Joan H. Woodward, FASLA, Fellow of CELA
Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture


Joan Hirschman Woodward, FASLA, and Professor Emerita, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, has worked as a planner, designer, professor, studio principal, graduate program administrator, and author. She developed a pattern- and process-based method for designing western landscapes, which appears in her book Waterstained Landscapes: Seeing and Shaping Regionally Distinctive Places. Her research regards designing resilient landscapes in the face of probable disruption, with articles published in Landscape Review, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Journal, and included in Deming and Swaffield’s recent book on research. She has relocated to southern New Mexico, where she is manager of a Rio Grande bosque restoration and design project, called the Bosque Nova, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, International Boundary Waters Commission, Native Plant Society and Audubon Society. Upcoming publications include articles with photographer Mark Klett from their longitudinal exploration of time in selected Los Angeles landscapes.

Criteria for Selection of CELA Fellows

The designation of Fellow in the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (FCELA) honors a faculty member’s lifetime accomplishments in teaching, scholarship/creative activity and service.  The individual’s accomplishments represent excellent endeavor sustained over at least a fifteen year period that is truly significant and inspiring.  CELA Fellows have shown excellence in a minimum of two of the categories listed below.

Teaching: Teaching that has been recognized as outstanding by students, graduates and peers. Nominees should be mentors who actively guide students’ professional and intellectual development through teaching, counseling, guiding and being role models.
Scholarship/Creative Activity: New knowledge that advances the discipline and profession of landscape architecture. Scholarship and/or creative activity should be communicated through published articles, books, or awards.
Service: Service that benefits the public realm at local, regional, national or international levels and that brings visibility to the discipline and profession.