Beth Meyer, FASLA
Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture
Beth Meyer, FASLA, is the Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she is the co-director of the Center for Cultural Landscapes. She is a landscape architect, critic, and theorist whose writing has influenced landscape architectural design theory and practice nationally and internationally. Ms. Meyer has received numerous awards, including the Jot Carpenter Teaching Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum.
At the University of Virginia, she has served in several leadership positions, including the chair of the Landscape Architecture Department and the dean of the School of Architecture, as well as the University Faculty Senate Executive Committee. She currently serves on the Board of the Senior Fellows of Garden and Landscape Studies at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. and from 2012-2020 served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (appointed by President Barack Obama in 2012).