Emily Knox

Emily Knox

Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

430 Dudley Hall

Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: 334-844-5311

Master of Landscape Architecture, The Ohio State University, 2018
Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, 2015
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Emily joined the landscape architecture faculty at Auburn as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2018. She teaches within the studio and representation sequences.

She became interested in places and landscapes after growing up in a collection of different geographies – upstate New York, Paris, France and Detroit, Michigan. Observing these very different places instilled an interest in the intersection of people and place. That interest led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in City and Regional Planning and a Master of Landscape Architecture, both from Ohio State University.

 Her research interests are embedded in the intersection of people and place. She’s interested in the ways that humans make decisions in and about the landscape – particularly in those landscapes where ecological systems and social systems are deeply intertwined. Most recently she’s conducted research in the sheep ranching landscapes of Argentinian Patagonia.  She was specifically interested in how the conflicting interests of multi-national conservation organizations and sheep ranchers played out spatially in the grass steppe. She advocates for design as a tool to ask new questions about social-ecological systems, like the steppe, as they are put under increasing pressure by global forces.