University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture

Alumni Profiles

Our students take their education around the world. Learn what BLA and MLA students are doing today.

Find more alumni stories on the 100 Alumni Stories site. 


Peter RothschildPeter Rothschild

Lawrence Medal ’04
BLA ’74, MLA ’75

Influenced by the “Oregon Experiment”
In a career spanning more than three decades, Peter Rothschild (BLA ’74, MLA ’75), FASLA, has provided iconic plans for some of the most significant outdoor spaces in the country. A landscape architect and planner, he co-founded Quennell Rothschild & Partners, LLP in New York. He has directed many of the firm’s largest commissions, including urban parks, waterfront developments, and campus and cultural institutions.

Art RiceArt Rice

BLA ’73

Today, Rice serves as a professor of landscape architecture and associate dean for graduate studies, research and extension at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

His work across the U.S. and the world has provided effective landscape architecture and design education for students, and proudly represents the work and influence of the UO.

Judith ReesJudith Rees

MLA ’74

Gift endows scholarships
Rees’ trust will endow scholarships for UO students in landscape architecture and historic preservation, and at Catlin Gabel, the private K–12 school she attended in Portland.

Paul F. Morris, FASLAPaul F. Morris, FASLA

BLA ‘84

Morris brings people, civic design together
Morris is a landscape architect, registered mediator, and served as national president of the American Society of Landscape Architects from 2002-2003, the second-youngest national president and the only one from Oregon in the history of the organization.

Ronnie YimsutRonnie Yimsut

BLA ’88

Yimsut noted for service to global community
In 2009, Yimsut was selected as one of the “Milwaukee Area’s Most Influential People” for his local, regional, national, and international work. “Simply stated, the word for Ronnie is inspiration,” Rick Kell, a USFS team leader who works with Yimsut, told the Milwaukee Business Journal in a story about Yimsut’s civic award

Susan DolanSusan Dolan

BLA ’94, MLA ‘96

UO alumna oversees cultural landscapes for National Park Service
For Dolan, preserving a cultural landscape isn’t just a job description. It’s like having a window into history.

Dolan’s work includes adapting landscapes to accommodate climate change, fostering traditional cultures within historical landscapes, and increasing sustainability efforts by the Park Service.

Jean Senechal Biggs, and Cathleen Corlett

Senechal Biggs (BLA ’95), Corlett (MLA ’96)

Alumni duo wins honors in landscape preservation challenge
Seventeen years ago, a class project by landscape architecture students laid the groundwork for award-winning work in 2010. Two alumni received second place honors in the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Theme Park Challenge for Oregon’s Enchanted Forest.