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Tricia Van Buskirk

Tricia Van Buskirk

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"I strive to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and camaraderie among my students, so they are comfortable innovating and sharing ideas from their own and their fellow classmates projects." —Patricia Van Buskirk

Tricia holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She has been teaching landscape design and drafting at the Landscape Institute since 1998. She has also worked for many years as a registered landscape architect on the South Shore of Boston. In her approach to teaching, she draws students into the design process by abstracting design principles from art. Using landforms as the primary form and space generator, students explore themes of movement, passage, repose, and threshold.