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Marie Stella

Marie Stella, Educator, Landscape Historian and Designer

Marie Stella, Educator, Landscape Historian and Designer

“For me, teaching at the Landscape Institute is alive with excitement and interaction.   My courses are highlighted by field opportunities.  They give students the possibility of having fruitful discussions and meaningful questions with artists such as Christo and Ken Smith.”  - Marie Stella

Marie Stella, educator, landscape historian and designer, lights up when she discusses teaching at the LI, her students of all ages and weekend field trips to New York City to tour Battery Park City, the High Line and the Isamu Noguchi Museum. Marie’s teaching style is open-ended and expansive. Each particular course never really ends, as students and instructor, alike, continue the search for more information, perfection of technique and a myriad of artistic outcomes.

MA, history, New York University; MS, management, Lesley College; certificates, Radcliffe Seminars Landscape Design and Landscape Design History Program, Radcliffe College; adjunct faculty, New York Botanical Garden, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, The Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and Cooper Union; landscape historian and designer; designed the first single family home certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® for Homes rating system (2009). Marie Stella is a landscape historian passionate about the fields of ecological and restoration design. Her teaching goal is to impart a balance of enthusiasm for both the traditional and the newest, cutting edge approaches to her students of all ages.