University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture

Elisabeth 'Liska' (Clemence) Chan

Elisabeth 'Liska' ChanAssociate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Room 217 Lawrence


B.A., 1993, Hampshire College; M.L.A., 2000, Cornell. (2001)

Elisabeth 'Liska' (Clemence) Chan is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon where she teaches design studios, theory and media classes. She received her Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University (2000) and a Bachelor of Arts in American landscape studies and biology from Hampshire College (1993).

Her creative practice resides in two distinct areas, representation and landscape reclamation, and most of her projects tie the two areas together. Using cultural theory and art theory as a point of departure, her work explores methods for communicating and working, and the disconnect and tension created in the translation from drawing to landscape. Most of the sites and projects with which she tests questions of representation are environmentally marginalized urban sites in need of remediation.