Roxi Thoren joined the Stuckeman School’s Department of Landscape Architecture as professor and head of the department on July 1, 2021, after serving in the same roles at the University of Oregon. She is an award-winning educator and scholar whose leadership experience spans undergraduate and graduate studies, faculty affairs, recruitment, student services, and equity and inclusion.
Thoren is the founder of the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes at the University of Oregon and served as the associate dean for academic affairs in the university’s College of Design from 2015 to 2018. Currently a Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Senior Fellow for Innovation and Leadership, she also serves as the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) representative to the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board.
Thoren’s teaching and scholarship studies the integration of productivity in landscape architectural design, including a series of research and design projects around agriculture, forestry and power. She is the co-author of “Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes (Routledge, 2020) and author of “Landscapes of Change: Innovative Designs Reinventing Sites (Timber Press, 2014), which the American Society of Landscape Architects named one of the Top 10 Landscape Architecture Books of 2014.
Her recent honors include co-recipient of the Lord and Schryver Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Oregon chapter, for significant contributions to the achievement of women in landscape architecture, and a CELA Excellence in Teaching Award, among others.
Prior to joining the University of Oregon faculty in 2004, Thoren worked for design firm Wallace Roberts & Todd LLC in Philadelphia and Bruce Wardell Architects in Charlottesville, Virginia. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Wellesley College.