Phoebe Lickwar is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. She is founding Principal of FORGE Landscape Architecture, a research and design practice dedicated to catalyzing positive sociocultural and ecological change through exhibition and built work in the public realm. Professor Lickwar is a registered landscape architect with over 15 years of experience in the design and construction of culturally significant gardens and civic landscapes, including the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C., the Newport Beach Civic Center Park, the Glenstone Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial in New York. Prior to establishing FORGE, she practiced with PWP Landscape Architecture in Berkeley, California.
Lickwar holds degrees in visual and environmental studies, art history, education, and landscape architecture from Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her writing and photographic work has been published in Places Journal, LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, and the Journal of Landscape Architecture. Her book Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes (Routledge 2019) examines the integration of agriculture and landscape architecture through history.
With a particular interest in the use of photography and video as analytical and creative tools for design, Professor Lickwar maintains an active arts practice. Her photographic work has been featured in international juried exhibitions at Rayko Gallery in San Francisco, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Copley Society of Art in Boston, and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
Before joining the faculty at UTSOA, Phoebe Lickwar was an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design where she taught core and advanced option studios and seminars on urban agriculture and fieldwork methods. In 2014, she was awarded the Howell Vancuren Outstanding Teaching Award and in 2015 and 2016 she was awarded as an Outstanding Mentor. In 2016, she was selected as Designer-In-Residence at the University of Oregon’s Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes, a summer field school for MLA students in Waverly Pennsylvania.
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- Bachelor of Arts (VES / Art History), Harvard University, 1994
- Master's of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1999
- Master's of Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, 2006
- agriculture in landscape architecture
- photography and video based fieldwork practices
- contemporary civic and memorial landscapes
- landscape installation and public art