The Cultural Landscape Foundation
October 9: Shaping the American Landscape: New York City and the Region

Dr. Thaisa Way

Dr. Way is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Adjunct Faculty in Architecture at the University of Washington. She received a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley (1983), a Masters of Architectural History from the University of Virginia (1991), and a PhD in Architecture from Cornell University (2005). Dr. Way has served as the Enid A. Haupt Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution and a Henry Luce Fellow in American Art as well as receiving awards from the ASLA, Clarence Stein Institute, the Graham Foundation, Beverly Willis Foundation, and the Foundation for Landscape Studies. She has published and lectured on landscape history, in particular the role of women as professionals and practitioners.  Her book, Unbounded Practice: Women and Landscape Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century, published by the University of Virginia Press, came out in 2009.  Her current work is in the role of alternative narratives of history to re-inform the practice of landscape architecture.

Paper Abstract: Unbounded Practice: Women in the Public Landscape PDF








The Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York, NY.