The Cultural Landscape Foundation
November 13, 2009: Shaping America’s Heartland: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in the Midwest


David L. Hays

Dr. Hays is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois.  He received an A.B. in Fine Arts and Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (1990), a Ph.D. in History of Art from Yale University (2000), and an M.Arch. from Princeton University (2001).  Hays’s research interests include garden and landscape design in early modern Europe, the pedagogy of landscape architecture, the history of cartography, and contemporary landscape theory and practice.  In 2004, Hays was the editor of 30•60•90 volume 7, Landscape within Architecture.  In 2006, he was awarded the Excellence in Studio Design Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), and he has twice been a fellow at Dumbarton Oaks.  Hays has served on the Advisory Board of 30•60•90 (Princeton Architectural Press) since 2001 and on the Editorial Board of Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes since 2004.


Mill Race Park, Columbus, Indiana, Michael van Valkenburgh.