Campus Planning & Design

Education Session - Panel Format

MON-B01 - The Space Between: Creating Intersection and Connection

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 117


Institutions face many challenges in maintaining and rejuvenating their campus fabric. Integrated landscape master planning helps institutions fund, guide, and realize profoundly impactful campus improvements. Let's explore issues motivating universities as well as private developers to reassess their landscape framework and the transformational benefits realized from these connective open spaces.

Learning Objectives:

Tony Catchot, ASLA

Principal Campus Planner and Landscape Architect

As a Principal Campus Planner for SmithGroupJJR’s Higher Education Practice, Tony has led a broad range of planning and design projects across the nation over his 30-year career, with a particular focus on higher education clients including Auburn, University of Wisconsin, Air Force Academy, Florida State and UNLV. Previously, Tony served for 10 years as the Assistant University Planner at University of Michigan, where he was responsible for updating and maintaining the Campus Landscape Master Plan and Site Design Guidelines. He also managed the Exterior Elements Design Review Committee and helped develop the City of Ann Arbor/U-M Plan Review Process.


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Gary A. Brown, FASLA

Director, Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture
University of Wisconsin--Madison

Gary A. Brown, PLA, FASLA has been with the University of Wisconsin for over 33 years and currently serves as the Director of Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He oversees the development of the long-range campus master plan and all site planning activities on this spectacular 936-acre campus. He also is the Director of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve and is the university landscape architect. He received his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2004 for his administrative works.


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Deb Kinney, ASLA

Senior Landscape Architect
Michigan State University

As a Senior Landscape Architect for MSU’s Planning, Design and Construction, Deb has either led or designed a wide variety of campus places and spaces since 1983. She works closely with university partners to shape and update design guidelines for a campus rich in natural resources and history. After co-designing the MSU 4-H Children’s Garden, youth gardening consulting opportunities arose throughout the country. A current member the Public Art on Campus Committee, she influences the selection and siting of significant exterior sculpture. Deb has served on the Michigan state registration board of landscape architects for over a decade.


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Kenneth Rapp, ASLA

University Landscape Architect
University of Michigan

Kenn is a licensed landscape architect who has worked for the University of Michigan since 1987 and currently holds the title of University Landscape Architect. He earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. In addition to providing landscape design for the U-M campus, Kenn also works with Grounds Services to plan and prioritize campus landscape maintenance. Kenn is a member of ASLA and served as President of the Michigan Chapter of ASLA in 2008.


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Mary Jukuri, ASLA

Vice President

As Vice President and Senior Campus Planner for SmithGroupJJR’s Higher Education practice, Mary has led a broad range of projects from campus master plans to urban and site design for universities, communities and the private sector. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences. Mary has served as Lead Planner for the IU-Bloomington Master Plan, Arizona State Master Plan Update, and University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Master Plan Update. Mary’s award-winning work results in the design of places that express the culture, mission and unique story of each client group, and help shape the environment in a sustainable and positive way.


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MON-B01 - The Space Between: Creating Intersection and Connection

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