Julia Smachylo

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Smachylo’s research and practice are situated at the confluence 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 environment. Working at a range of scales and across disciplines, her research connects urban landscapes with multi-scalar processes of collective spatial praxis and environmental stewardship, 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 project lifecycles, post-capitalism, fallow landscapes, incentivized stewardship, and critical design research.


Currently accepting graduate students.

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-0892
Office LocationYNG 113
Research Interests
  • Urban and Landscape Theory
  • Critical Visualization
  • Environmental Stewardship