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Qing Lana Luo


Qing Lana Luo, PLA, MLA, ASLA

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
358 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone: 405-744-5421
Fax: 405-744-9709



  • Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA (2002-2004)
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China (1991-1995)


  • LA3894 Landscape Architectural Construction II: Sustainable Applications
  • LA3682 Professional Practice and Office Procedure
  • LA4423 Planning and Design for Sustainable Landscapes
  • LA3325 Studio II: Site Design
  • LA2213 Visual Communication I for Landscape Architecture: Hand Graphics
  • LA1013 Introduction to Landscape Architecture & Management
  • LA4053 International Experience in Asia

Professional Experiences:

  • 2015-Present—Assistant Professor, and State Extension Specialist of Landscape Architecture, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • 2011-2014—Design Principal, Rare Earth Design, Beijing, China
  • 2004-2011—Asia Chief Representative, Senior Landscape Architect, Carol R. Johnson Associates (CRJA), Boston/Beijing
  • 2000-2002—Senior Landscape Architect, Edward D. Stone and Associates (EDSA), Beijing, China
  • 1998-1999—Landscape Architect, Turenscape, Beijing, China
  • 1995-1998—Landscape Architect, Landscape & Park Bureau of East District, Beijing, China

Recent Refereed Journal Papers

  • Luo, Qing Lana, and Po Siu Hsu. 2018. “Get Real: Service-Learning with Real-World Projects in Landscape Architecture Design Education.” The International Journal of Design Education. Volume 12, Issue 3: 13-29. Doi: 10.1884822325-128X/CGP/v12i03/13-29.
  • Luo, Qing Lana. 2017. “Motivating Students with Experiential Learning via Real-World Projects.” Landscape Research Record. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Volume 6: 279-291.
  • Hsu, Po Siu, and Qing Lana Luo. 2017. “Using Recycled Water Meter Boxes for Water Soundscape Design: An Experiment with Inspiration from the Suikinkutsu.” The International Journal of Designed Objects. Volume 11 (2): 19–35. doi:10.18848/2325-1379/CGP.

Recent Presentations and Talks

  • Combining Sustainability and Design Principles in Creating Recycle Bin Prototypes. The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 49th Annual Conference – Social Equity by Design. Oklahoma City, OK. June 2018.
  • Urban Landscape Photography by Smart Phone Camera. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. In-Service Training Program. June 2018.
  • Moderator of Education Design and Policy Panel. The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 49th Annual Conference – Social Equity by Design. Oklahoma City, OK. June 2018.
  • Designing a Meaningful Space with a Strong Spatial Definition & Sequencing. Department of Architecture, School of Arts, Renmin University of China. Beijing, China. May 2018.
  • Case Studies: the Top Trends in Urban Park Development and Design. Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Design, Southwest Jiaotong University. The Cultural & Heritage Center, Chengdu, China. May 2018.
  • Invited Review Board. Master of Landscape Architecture Student Graduation Presentations. Department of Landscape Architecture. College of Design. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. May 2018.
  • A Case Study: Using Hugelkultur for Water Conservation, Stormwater Runoff, Reduction, and Placemaking. Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Association Conference. Managing Water Resources in Eer Changing Times – Striking a Balance. Poster presentation. Stillwater, OK. With Jacob Krafft, Kyle Lambdin. April 2018.
  • Re-envisioning Community Outreach Methods. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference 2018 – Transforming the Discussion. Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg. With M. Agarwal. March 2018.