Master of Landscape Design, Columbia University
Master of Landscape Architecture, Auburn University
Kelly Homan serves as adjunct faculty in Auburn University's College of Architecture, Design, and Construction. She teaches studio and seminar courses in both the Master of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design programs.
She began a fascination with the landscape during a childhood which provided her the opportunity to spend summers in coastal South Carolina, fostering an enthusiasm with the marsh lands of the low country. Building upon a Horticulture undergraduate degree from Auburn in 2001, she went on to receive a Master of Landscape Design from Columbia University in 2009 and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Auburn in 2012. She is currently an associate at HILLWORKS working on a range of projects including Philadelphia’s Discovery Center, Puente Hills Landfill outside of Los Angeles, and the Pabst Blue Ribbon Historic Brewery in Milwaukee.
Her academic interests are embedded in concepts of complexity, process, and perceptions. Her courses explore methods of visually unweaving landscape systems to discover simple and imaginative ways to reinterpret our urban environments. Fundamentally she sees landscape as an ever evolving set of relationships and design as a tool to reconfigure how those relationships form, grow, and reorganize. She most recently taught the MLA thesis studio where students explored such diverse topics as the role of gardens in landscape architecture, process based design methods, and the value urban wilds.