The Landscape Architecture Section announces Jason Siebenmorgen as the 2019 Trott Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School. Throughout the autumn semester, Siebenmorgen will conduct workshops and field research with landscape architecture students as part of the Glimcher Seminar.
Jason Siebenmorgen is Associate Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA), a landscape architecture firm based in New York City. At MVVA, Siebenmorgen leads the planting design and its implementation in projects ranging from courtyard gardens to large scale public parks. One of his focus areas and passions is how planting in public spaces is becoming increasingly rich—informed by both natural and urban ecologies—rendering park spaces both more diverse and more resilient. At MVVA, Siebenmorgen’s current projects include Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, New York, Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park in Detroit, Michigan, Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas, and continuing work at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn New York.
Siebenmorgen is the recipient of the 2016 Garden Club of America Rome Prize. As a resident at the American Academy in Rome, he investigated the evolving role of plants in both historic and contemporary Italian gardens, bridging his interest in fine arts, horticulture and landscape architecture.
A graduate of the sculpture department of the Kansas City Art Institute, Siebenmorgen earned a Master Degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Siebenmorgen lives and works in New York City and the Catskills.
The Trott Distinguished Visiting Professorship Program brings internationally acclaimed architects, landscape architects and planners to the Knowlton School each year. Trott Professors teach design studios, conduct seminars and lecture courses, and interact with faculty and students.