Honors & Awards

2021 Lolly Tai, FASLA
Lolly Tai, FASLA

Lolly Tai, FASLA

"There's no doubt that connecting to nature is important to every facet of our health... I have always had an appreciation for the natural world. So for me, it's never like work." ‑ Dr. Lolly Tai.


Dr. Lolly Tai has for decades brought her passion for nature into the classroom, her books, and her landscape architect projects over the decades. She serves as professor of landscape architecture at Temple University, where she teaches design studios, research design methods, computer graphics, materials, and methods of construction and site engineering. In all her classes, she incorporates green infrastructure and sustainable landscape design. An author of three books on children's recreational spaces, including The Magic of Children's Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design (Temple University Press, 2017), Tai has focused her research on children's relationships with gardens and how well-designed play areas can promote children's emotional and physical well-being. She hopes her research will "inspire people to build their own rewarding relationships with nature." She earned her PhD in Landscape Architecture from the Edinburgh College of Art, and her MLArch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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