Emily Knox

Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Emily Knox

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Master of Landscape Architecture

430 Dudley Hall 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

Emily joined the landscape architecture faculty at Auburn as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2018. She teaches within the studio and representation sequences.

Interest areas in research and practice:
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.