Applications invited for the full-time position of Department Chair

Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Clemson University
The Clemson University Department of Landscape Architecture invites applications for the full-time position of Department Chair beginning August 15, 2013.
We are seeking an energetic Department Chair with strong leadership skills. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in academic strategic planning; fiscal and personnel management; external funding and sponsored projects; communicating with leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors; capital and departmental fundraising; and alumni relations. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to create an environment that fosters the recruitment, mentoring, and retention of faculty, staff, and students including
promoting diversity and encouraging professional development. The candidate’s leadership style should be suitable for an emergent department with established programs while supporting consensus, inclusion, and transparency.
Candidates must have a professional degree in landscape architecture and a terminal degree in landscape architecture or a related field. Candidates with a Ph.D. in landscape architecture or a related field and/or professional licensure in landscape architecture are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate should have qualifications sufficient for appointment as a full professor with tenure.
The responsibilities of the Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture include:
•  Encouraging excellence in teaching and scholarship and fostering the academic growth and professional development of faculty, staff, and students;
•  Supervising faculty and staff responsibilities and evaluating performance;
•  Managing human, physical, and financial resources;
•  Identifying and facilitating external funding opportunities;
•  Recruiting and increasing student enrollment in undergraduate and graduate programs;
•  Visioning, supporting, and coordinating state, national, and international Departmental programs in teaching, research, and service;
•  Promoting the Department at various levels including nationally and internationally;
•  Representing and supporting Departmental and faculty interests within the University; and
•  Maintaining and developing positive relationships with alumni and other constituencies outside the University.
The newly formed Department of Landscape Architecture includes established BLA (1987) and MLA (2005) programs, both accredited professional degrees, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment (PDBE). The Department has approximately 100 students and 8 full-time faculty members as well as adjunct faculty and staff. The strong regional focus of the department is complemented by a broad international program, evidenced by award winning international studios and faculty research. The program
requires a semester off-campus at one of Clemson’s three study locations including Charleston, South Carolina; Genoa, Italy; or Barcelona, Spain. The Department houses the award winning a.LINE.ments Studio that provides opportunities for community outreach, service-learning projects, and faculty research. In January 2012, landscape architecture moved into Lee III, a unique LEED Gold 55,000 s.f. facility with numerous energy efficient features including the largest university Garden Roof in the southeastern United States. In 2014, the Landscape Architecture
Department will offer extended courses in the new Charleston Architecture Building currently under development.
Additional information about the Department of Landscape Architecture at Clemson University can be found at:
Clemson University is a top 25 public research university and ranked 11th across all university categories in its commitment to quality teaching. Clemson is designated as a high research activity institution with strong community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the land grant institution of South Carolina with more than 19,000 students in over 200 degree programs. Located in the Upstate of South Carolina, the city of Clemson provides a small college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of GreenvilleSpartanburg, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA. The University is also home to the 295-acre South Carolina State Botanical Garden and the 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at:
Applicants should submit the following materials in a single PDF:
1.  Application letter explaining: (A) how the applicant’s qualifications relate to the position responsibilities (B) the applicant’s vision for a department of landscape architecture; and (C) the applicant’s academic interests and top achievements related to teaching, research, and service;
2.  Curriculum vitae;
3.  Names of five references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers; and
4.  A portfolio of scholarship/creative work will be requested at a later date.
Applications should be submitted to the Department of Landscape Architecture at Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Matthew Powers, Search Committee Chair at or (864) 656-4408.
For full consideration, applications should be received by December 14, 2012 although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive based on background and discipline.
Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.


Horizons “Arts-Nature” in Sancy, France

[English below]

Appel à candidater 
Horizons « Arts-Nature » en Sancy, programmé du 15 juin au 15 septembre 2013, est la 7è édition d’un évènement d’art contemporain qui puise son originalité dans l’inscription d’œuvres plastiques éphémères réalisées spécifiquement pour le Massif du Sancy (Puy-de-Dôme), cadre grandiose entre lacs, volcans et eaux tortueuses. Piloté par l’Office de Tourisme du Sancy, l’appel à projet porte sur la création de 10 œuvres d’art au sein de la Communauté de Communes du Massif du Sancy.

Rémunération artistique : montant de 8 000€  TTC (comprenant la conception, le transport des matériaux, la réalisation sur place ou l’installation de l’œuvre, le déplacement, la restauration et l’hébergement des artistes sélectionnés).
Ouvert à tous y compris les jeunes talents (écoles d’art, d’architecture de paysage en dernière année ou ayant obtenu leur diplôme depuis 2 ans maximum).
Type d’œuvres : installations in situ
Nombre de candidats sélectionnés : 10

Pour télécharger l’appel à candidature et les fiches descriptives des sites :
Date limite d’envoi des candidatures le lundi 17 décembre 2012 à l’adresse ci-dessous :
Horizons « Arts-Nature » en Sancy
Office de Tourisme du Sancy
Allée du Lieutenant Farmont
63 240 LE MONT DORE (France)


Call for applications

Horizons « Arts-Nature » in Sancy, will take place between the 15th June and 15th September 2013. This is the seventh of a contemporary art event based on short-lived visual works of art specifically made for the Sancy massif (heart of the Massif Central in France). Managed by the Sancy Tourist Office, the call for projects involves the creation of 10 works of art in the Sancy Massif.

Art remuneration: a payment of €8,000 will be given to each selected artist (covering  the creation, travel expenses, the transport  of materials from the studio to the site, installation of the work, food and accommodation for the artist in the area).
The event is open to all artists, without any limit of age, and to young talents (just or recently – less than 2 years- graduated from art school)
Type of artworks: installations in situ
Number of candidates selected: 10

To download the application documents and information relative the event please visit the web site:
Deadline to send the applications : Monday 17th December 2012, to the address below:
Horizons « Arts-Nature » en Sancy
Office de Tourisme du Sancy
Allée du Lieutenant Farmont
63 240 LE MONT DORE (France)


International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress 2013


The New Zealand and Australian Institutes of Landscape Architects (NZILA and AILA) warmly invite you to be a part of the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress (IFLA50) 10 – 12 April 2013.



IFLA 2013 Shared Wisdom in an Age of Change – Student Design Competition


Submissions open November 1 2012

Topic: Redemptive Landscape Architecture

Earthquakes, flooding, tsunami, hurricanes, bush fires: natural disasters which have wrought havoc on landscapes around the world in recent times.
Urban sprawl, oil spills, global financial crisis, terrorism: human-induced disasters which also have massive landscape impacts.
How can landscape architecture assist in the redemption of landscapes afflicted by disaster? The student design competition for the 2013 IFLA World Congress seeks your visions for how the design of the landscape can assist with rebuilding, rehabilitation, restoration. What wisdom can be shared?

Entrants should focus on a site that has experienced significant impacts as a result of a major natural or cultural crisis. An important consideration of the competition will be the way in which the design responds to change over time, as post-disaster recovery involves a number of phases, rather than a single static solution.

To be announced

Entries should:

Clearly convey the nature of the current condition, including analysis of the problem. Outline proposals at an overall, conceptual level (scales of 1:5,000 to 1:10,000), and also the refined design at a detailed level (1:500 to 1:2000). Illustrate the ways in which the design engages with the dynamic of time.Emphasise the role of landscape architecture in the design, as distinct from that of other disciplines.


The competition is open to all students of landscape architecture in landscape architecture programmes (or students studying landscape architecture where there is no programme specifically identified as landscape architecture). Both individual and group entries are permitted, but each student or group can only enter once. Groups should contain no more than five members.

Professional collaboration is not permitted.

Associates of members of the jury and their relatives may not enter the competition.

Specification for submission

Entries must take the form of up to two A1 landscape-format panels contained within one PDF file.

Required elements:

1. Aerial photograph to show the current situation

2. Overview of design at conceptual scale (1:5,000 to 1:10,000)

3. Design shown at a more detailed scale (1:500 to 1:2000)

4. Cross sections through the site to convey three dimensional aspects

5. At least four illustrations

6. Explanatory text of no more than one A4 page, single line spacing, 12 point font size, which describes the crisis and current situation, and identifies the key aspects of the design response. This must be submitted as a separate PDF file.

Anonymity and protocols

1. The two PDF panels and page of text shall not identify the names of the entrants, faculty sponsors, or universities where entrants are based. Please enclose an additional PDF file that includes the completed Declaration of Eligibility, as attached to this document.

2. All titles, legends, captions, and text associated with the submissions must be in English.

3. As entries are received, serial numbers will be assigned, and entries will be referred to only by these serial numbers throughout the judging process in order to ensure anonymity.


Please submit all of the files including the panels, text, and entry details online (website address to be advised closer to the date) by 5pm Friday 30 November 2012 (NZ Daylight Time = UTC/GMT +13 hours).

Files must be PDFs as outlined above, with a resolution of 300dpi, and maximum file size of 40MB.

Note: files may not be emailed or sent as hard copy by mail.

Submissions received after the deadline will not be admitted.

Because of the likely bottleneck in submissions close to the deadline we recommend that you submit early rather.


1. Friday 30 November 2012, deadline for receipt of entries on website.

2. Judging early December 2012

3. 8th April 2013 (tbc) Presentation of Awards at IFLA International Congress in Auckland, New Zealand

Contact for the competition


Phone: +64 3 325 3838 extn 8439


1st Place Group Han Prize for Landscape Architecture, currently consisting of $3,500 US plus a certificate. Provided by Group Han.

2nd Place IFLA Zvi Miller Prize, currently consisting of $2,500 US plus a certificate. Provided by IFLA.

3rd Place Merit Award, to be confirmed