João Nunes is the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School during Spring Semester 2016. A Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD, Nunes is founder and CEO of the landscape architecture studio PROAP, where he develops conceptual and creative design, leads project development and defines the strategic orientation of the research process. In 2010, he published PROAP – Landscape Architecture, a monograph which documents the approach, philosophy and projects of the office’s first 25 years. He is also co-author of Lost Competitions (2011).
While at Knowlton, Nunes will teach in the Glimcher Seminar in the school’s Landscape Architecture Section. On January 27, Nunes presented as part of the school’s Baumer lecture Series. Throughout the semester, Nunes has worked with landscape architecture students and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Paula Meijerink on the development of the exhibition “João Nunes - Landscape Works” that will be installed near the main entrance to Knowlton Hall.
A professor at Mendrisio Architecture Academy, Nunes also teaches at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of Lisbon and has been a visiting professor at UPENN, IUAV (Venice), Poltecnico di Milano (Milan and Mantua), Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona) and École National Supérieure du Paysage (Versailles). He serves as Director of the International Master in Landscape Architecture coordinated by ETSAB and ACMA.
Nunes studied at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia of Lisbon and received his Master in Landscape Architecture at ETSAB–Barcelona.
For more than a decade, the Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professorship is held each year by an internationally acclaimed practitioner in the field of landscape architecture. Previous Glimcher Professors have included Adriaan Geuze, Tom Leader, Peter Walker, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Michel Desvigne and last year’s visitors, Jennifer Guthrie and Shannon Nichol.