Julia Smachylo

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Professional Credentials

  • Doctor of Design, 2021, Harvard University
  • Master of Urban Design, 2013, University of Toronto
  • MS, International Planning, 2008, University College London
  • BS, Geography, 2007, Queen’s University

Areas of Interest

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Critical Visualization
  • Urban Theory

Research Projects/Interests

Dr. Smachylo’s research and practice are situated at the intersection of critical urban theory, political ecology and landscape studies, and focus on making visible largely unseen processes shaping both our interactions with, as well as the form of, the built and unbuilt environment. Working across disciplines, her research connects urban landscapes with multi-scalar processes of environmental stewardship, with the goal of contributing to ongoing efforts to generate more holistic and socially responsible approaches to design intervention. In addition, an essential component of her research engages with media practice and design research through mapping, drawing and video installation. Current projects focus on the theory and practice of landscape lifecycles, post-capitalism, fallow landscapes, incentivized stewardship, and critical design research. 

Currently accepting graduate students.

Contact Information
Mailing AddressWilfred B. Young Building 1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067 Storrs, CT 06269-4067
Office LocationWilfred B. Young Building (YNG) 113