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Bruce K. Ferguson is an American landscape architect, author, and educator, known for his research in environmental landscape technologies and their integration in urban design.
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Education and career
Ferguson earned the AB degree from Dartmouth College and the MLA (Master of Landscape Architecture) from the University of Pennsylvania in the department led by Ian L. McHarg. He practiced landscape architecture full-time for five years in the Pittsburgh area, and then taught for two years at Pennsylvania State University while serving as Faculty Advisor in the United States Bureau of Mines Environmental Protection Division on amelioration of acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines.
In 1982 he began teaching at the University of Georgia, where he eventually served as Director of the School of Environmental Design; he is now Franklin Professor of Landscape Architecture. In 2008 DesignIntelligence named him one of America’s 25 ‘Most Admired Instructors’ in all design fields. He has served as visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Tsinghua University in Beijing, and has lectured at Cornell, Berkeley, Harvard, and 20 other universities.
Ferguson has published 200 scientific and professional papers and four books. In 1991 he was awarded the Bradford Williams Medal for the year’s best-written article in Landscape Architecture.
Ferguson is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a Past President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and a recipient of the Council’s Outstanding Educator Award, North America’s highest award for career contributions to landscape architectural education.
The environmental strength of McHarg’s Department of Landscape Architecture gave Ferguson a scientific background in the natural resource side of landscape architecture. At the same time, he states that Dartmouth’s broad liberal arts education enables him to communicate with professionals in different disciplines, to grasp the numerous types of demands that are placed on public design, to direct his research and design toward purposes useful to society at