Holzman Named Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies

Justine Holzman has been selected as the 2016 Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Justine Holzman, an adjunct assistant professor of landscape architecture, has been selected as the 2016 Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Justine Holzman, an adjunct assistant professor of landscape architecture, has been selected as the 2016 Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Holzman is an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design’s School of Landscape Architecture. As part of the fellowship, Holzman will be in residence this summer in the Renzo Piano–designed new wing of the Gardner Museum.

The Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies was created in 2012 to recognize emerging design talent across disciplines dealing with landscape and to support experimentation, research, and achievement in design through landscape. Applications for the 2016 fellowship were received from around the world.

“The support and resources that the Maeder-York Family Fellowship offers will be invaluable as I explore the local and regional landscape and further my research on the role of physical and computational modeling in landscape architecture,” Holzman said. “I am honored to have been selected and look forward to a productive summer at the museum and bringing what I learn back to my students.”

Holzman earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University and a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Holzman joined UT in 2015.

“We are thrilled that Justine Holzman will join us in June,” said Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Curator of Landscape at the museum and chair of the fellowship jury. “Holzman’s project, Media Landscapes, will focus on the digital modeling of the Charles River in relation to its dynamic hydrology, complex ecologies, and ongoing urbanization. Her work on this subject promises to shed important light on the historic precedents and present potentials for the modeling of complex landscapes found at the intersection of natural systems and urban development.”

UT will host Waldheim as a guest lecturer April 18.

Holzman also recently co-authored the book Responsive Landscapes with Bradley Cantrell, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

CONTACT:

Amanda F. Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu)

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu)