Peter Miniutti

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Peter Miniutti has retired and is no longer accepting graduate students or postdoctoral researchers.

Professional Credentials

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, 1983, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Recipient of the Janet E. Webel Award for Design Excellence
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Studio Option, 1979, University of Massachusetts

Professional Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Connecticut 2000 – 2023
  • Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut 1994 – 1999
  • Instructor, Institute of Ecological Studies, New York 1992 – 1994
  • The Miniutti Group, LLC 1988 –
  • Johnson & Richter, Avon, Connecticut 1985 – 1988
  • The SWA Group, Boston, Massachusetts 1983 – 1985
  • Paul C.K. Lu Associates, Belmont, Massachusetts 1982 – 1983
  • Sasaki Associates, Watertown, Massachusetts 1980 – 1981

Research (scholarship) interests:

My scholarship, to a large degree, is expressed via my creative activity of the design, planning and implementation of landscape architecture. My work ranges from residential landscape designs with construction budgets in the hundreds of dollars to the development of natural resource management plans for entire ecological systems with cost implications in the millions. The scale and scope may vary, but the goal is the same, to create or preserve settings for human activities, that if designed properly, engage the mind and touch the heart, while allowing the original environment, both human and non-human, to sustain.

Title of Project: Location: Funding Source:
DEP Rail-to-Trail Guide Book Connecticut funded by State DEP

DOT Context Sensitive Design (N.Garrick Co-PI) Connecticut funded by DOTDOT Visualization Techniques New England funded by DOT (N.Garrick, M.Westa Co-PI’s)

Lands of Unique Value Mansfield, CT. funded by Town of Mansfield/UConn

Lands of Unique Value Scotland, CT. funded by Town of Scotland

Unionville Land Use Study Farmington, CT. funded by Town of Farmington          

Graduate Students:

Julissa Mendez (current)  National Needs Fellowship.

Madeline Schad (current)  Burr Scholarship.

Cynthia Reynolds

Thesis:  Open Space Planning; utilizing green infrastructure to preserve community.

Drew Kenny

Thesis:  Case Study Methodology Applied to Lands of Unique Value.

Matthew Bishop
Thesis: Lands of Unique Value — Mansfield, Connecticut.

Jennifer Kloter
Thesis: A Comparison of the use of the axis at Villa Lante in Italy and Charles Platt’s Summer Residence in Cornish, New Hampshire

Ruth Klue
Thesis: Theory Visualized: Student Response to Technology-Enhanced Classrooms.        

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