Dorothée Imbert Announced as Section Head of Landscape Architecture


The Knowlton School is pleased to announce that Professor Dorothée Imbert has been appointed the next Section Head of Landscape Architecture. With her appointment, Imbert also becomes the School’s inaugural Hubert C. Schmidt '38 Chair in Landscape Architecture.

Imbert comes to the Knowlton School from Washington University in St. Louis where she was chair of the master's program in landscape architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Prior to her arrival in St. Louis, Imbert was an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where she taught from 1999 to 2010.

Imbert has carried out extensive research on landscape modernism with an emphasis on Europe and California.  Her books include Between Garden and City: Jean Canneel-Claes and Landscape Modernism (2009); Garrett Eckbo: Modern Landscapes for Living (2005); and The Modernist Garden in France (1993).  Imbert’s current research interests include urban agriculture and productive landscapes.  She is a Senior Fellow in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (Washington D.C.), a research institute of Harvard University. 

Imbert received her architect's diploma in Paris from the Unité Pédagogique d'Architecture nº 1 (1984), and holds an MArch and MLA from the University of California, Berkeley (1989). She practiced landscape architecture at Peter Walker and Partners from 1996 until 1999.

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