For significant scholarly contributions in landscape architecture and urban planning, Robert Brown, a professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M, was recently awarded the title of university professor emeritus by his former employer, The University of Guelph, a public research institution in Ontario, Canada.
Highly coveted emeritus titles are awarded to professionals with long, distinguished service in teaching, research and service. Guelph presents only one or two extraordinary academics with the honor each year.
Brown, who joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2016, directs the Microclimate Design Laboratory, whose researchers explore how landscape designers can manipulate air temperature, humidity, wind, solar and terrestrial radiation to create comfortable outdoor spaces.
Brown earned a bachelor of geography degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a master of landscape architecture and a Ph.D. in micrometeorology from the University of Guelph, where he taught from 1985-2016.
He is a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Landscape Architects, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
In addition to dozens of published journal articles and papers, he also authored a book, “Design with Microclimate,” a vital resource for students and practitioners in landscape architecture, architecture, planning and urban design.