Gareth Doherty

Gareth Doherty

DIRECTOR OF THE MASTER IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM, GSD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, GSD
Gareth Doherty

Gareth Doherty’s research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture and anthropology. Doherty's recent research projects have centered on landscape-related practices at various sites across the postcolonial and Islamic worlds, specifically in the Arabian peninsula, West Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Doherty’s work is framed around two primary questions. First, how can theoretical, educational and design possibilities be expanded and diversified through working in societies where there is no formal landscape architecture discipline? Second, how through a comparative understanding of landscapes and cultural practices can landscape architects more sensitively work outside of their own societies, with respect and deference for others’ values and ways of life?

Doherty received the Doctor of Design degree from Harvard GSD and his Master of Landscape Architecture and Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned masters and undergraduate degrees from University College Dublin. He has several built landscape architectural projects, and he holds professional memberships in Denmark, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Doherty has lectured and taught undergraduate- and postgraduate-level studios, courses, and workshops internationally and previously taught at numerous design schools including the Architectural Association, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aalborg University, the Berlage Institute, Kingston University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, and the University of Sheffield.

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