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Faculty Profile
Scott Shannon

Scott  Shannon

Scott Shannon

Associate Professor

Room 809 224 Harrison St



  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - BS, 1981  BLA, 1982
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - MLA, 1988

Teaching Experience

  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1988-Present
  • Anhalt University of Applied Science, Germany, 1998
  • Czech Technical University, Czech Republic, 1999
  • Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica, 2002-2012

Practice Experience

  • Land+Garden Studio - independent landscape architecture & planning consulting practice 1988-2010
  • Environmental Design & Research, P.C. - Landscape Architect, 1986-88
  • Randolph Hlubik Associates, Inc. - Landscape Architect, Senior Associate1982-86

Professional Licensure & Registration

  • Landscape Architect - Licensed in New York  and California; Registration currently inactive

Courses Taught

  • LSA 226 – Foundation Design Studio I
  • LSA 227 – Foundation Design Studio II
  • LSA 327 - Landscape Architectural Design Studio II
  • LSA 333 - Plant Materials
  • LSA 343 – Landscape Materials and Structures
  • LSA 422 – Landscape Architectural Design Studio III
  • LSA 423 – Landscape Architectural Design Studio IV
  • LSA 455 - Professional Practice In LA
  • LSA 460 - Off Campus Design Thesis Studio
  • LSA 470 – Thematic Landscape Studio: Sustainable Design in Costa Rica
  • LSA 620 – Design Studio III; Advanced Site Design
  • LSA 632 - Plant ID & Ecology
  • LSA 655 - Professional Practice In LA

Scholarly & Professional Interests

With fairly broad experience in practice, teaching, and higher education administration, I'm a generalist landscape architect and urban planner.  After returning to full time teaching in 2022 after 13 years working in the college administration, I'm currently involved in a number of local and regional design & planning efforts. These include working with the SUNY Center for Biosphere Reserve Studies to help develop a program for outreach and education to public officials and staff in small towns and cities in the Champlain-Adirondack and Thousand Island-Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserves in NY, Vermont, and Ontario, Canada; a current undergraduate design studio in urbansism exploring the re-knitting of urban fabric in downtown Syracuse following the removal of the I-81 viaduct; and a variety of volunteer projects and activities in support of land planning and community design in Madison County, NY.  My areas of scholarship and deeper professional interest and expertise over the course of my career have focused on:

  • Sustainable design, planning, & development
  • Rural community design & planning
  • Urbanism & urban design
  • Site design & construction detailing
  • Garden design, planting design, & design with herbaceous plants