Lickwar Joins Landscape Architecture Faculty at UT Austin

Phoebe McCormick Lickwar, PLA, ASLA, was recently appointed associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. In addition to teaching in the school’s graduate programs, Lickwar will focus on research and deliver actionable insights that can advance the disciplines. 

Lickwar comes to the school from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. She specializes in contemporary civic and memorial landscapes, arts-based fieldwork practices, landscape installation and public art, and agriculture in landscape architecture. 

Her practice, Forge Landscape Architecture, is a research and design firm dedicated to catalyzing positive sociocultural and ecological change through exhibition and built work in the public realm. Prior to founding the practice in 2013, Lickwar worked at PWP Landscape Architecture. 

Her experience in the design and construction of culturally significant gardens and civic landscapes, such as the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park, Newport Beach Civic Center Park, Glenstone Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial in New York, reveals the power of landscape architecture to connect people and place, strengthen local culture, and support healthy communities. 

She holds degrees in visual and environmental studies, education, and landscape architecture from Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

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