Prof named regional director of landscape architecture group

A global landscape architecture education organization’s policies will be carried out in a six-state area of the United States by Jun-Hyun Kim, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M.

Kim was elected by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture’s board of directors to serve a three-year term as its Region 3 director, an area that includes Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

CELA’s regional directors sit on the organization’s board and serve as their respective region’s executive officer, surveying region members, coordinating regional meetings, keeping a file of regional records and correspondence and attending board meetings.

The council, established in 1920, advocates and provides a forum for landscape architecture education programs and fosters and disseminates landscape architectural scholarship with its refereed publication, Landscape Journal.

CELA is composed of virtually all the landscape architecture programs of higher learning in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Kim, who earned a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science at Texas A&M in 2010, joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2011.

His academic interests include landscape spatial patterns and human behavior, landscape ecology and environmental perception, built environment and physical activity, urban design and physical planning and evidence-based design methodology.

posted April 23, 2013