Virginia Russell

Virginia L. Russell , MLA


Professor, Master of Landscape Architecture Coordinator

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DAAP School of Planning - 0016

Professional Summary

As a registered landscape architect, Professor Russell represents her profession in the curriculum of SAID when teaching required or elective architecture studios, elective and required seminars on site systems, land development, and advising graduate theses. Professor Russell is also a licensed Trainer for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC, and she teaches green roof courses at UC and workshops all over the country. She is an Accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP), and the chair of the international GRP Committee for GRHC. She is active in the national, state and local American Society of Landscape Architects, having served in several state officer positions and as national Vice President. She is a Fellow in the ASLA, and she is an accredited LEED Professional.


M.L.A.: Ohio State University 1983

B.S.L.A.: University of Kentucky 1981

Research and Practice Interests

Vegetated (green, eco-, intensive, extensive) Roofs Experiential Education Licensure (LARE/ARE/ISDQ) History of Landscape Architecture International Practices Sustainable Design and LEED Large Scale Land Use Planning and Development

Positions and Work Experience

- Director, Landscape Architecture Program, UC School of Planning,


landscape architecture, urban design, urban futures, living architecture, green roofs, vegetated roofs, sustainable design, stormwater management best practices