I organize my teaching around the concept that intelligent landscape architecture practice relies partially on understanding regional and native landscape character. I train third year design galleries that concentrate on regional landscape character, site analysis, site master planning, site design, and sustainable design. My other classes are cultural landscape upkeep and advanced graphics.
My research interests have been in cultural landscape management, and particularly with techniques to best incorporate contemporary design into historic landscapes. My focus is principally on more compact metropolitan areas and also the rural landscapes that surround them.
Plowing or Mowing and trimming? Rural Sprawl in Nelson County, Kentucky. Landscape Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2009).
Multi-Scale Design Recommendations for that Rural Landscape of Nelson County, Kentucky. In David Ames and Richard Wagner (editors) Design &lifier Historic Upkeep: The Task of Compatibility, (Newark: College of Delaware Press, 2009). Crankshaw, N., Riesenweber, J., and Schneider, K.
Creating Vibrant Public Space: Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts. Washington, Electricity: Island Press, 2008.
Selected recent projects
Rural Heritage Development Initiative Design Recommendations
Funding: Park Service and also the National Trust for Historic Upkeep
Confederate Cemeteries Historic Resource Study (with Cultural Resource Experts)
Funding: National Graveyard Administration
Lower Howard’s Creek Corridor Management Plan (with Parsons Brinckerhoff &lifier Cultural Resource Experts)
Funding: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet