Daniel Phillips, a landscape designer and urban ecologist who has been awarded the coveted Rome Prize from the American Academy of Rome, has been named an assistant professor within Texas Tech University's Department of Landscape Architecture. The California native will be focusing on areas of experimental green infrastructure and informal urban greenspaces. He indicated that he is interested in continuing his teaching and research efforts in Lubbock, while drawing upon a global perspective.
One of his primary goals here at Tech is to further bolster the capacity of the Landscape Architecture program to engage in rigorous research within and for urban ecosystems to bridge the "design science divide." Phillips received his BFA degree from Otis College of Art & Design and will soon hold a doctoral degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability.