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Michael Holmes

Education

MLA:     Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
BS:       Ornamental Horticulture, Berry College, Rome, GA
Fellow:  Natural Resources Leadership Institute, North Carolina State University,
             Raleigh, NC

CURRENT TEACHING ASSIGNMENT: (100% Teaching Appointment)

  • LA 1013: Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Management
  • LA 2323: Computer Aided Design
  • LA 2513: Native American Symbolism in Landscape Design
  • LA 3010: Landscape Architecture Internships
  • LA 3112: Regional Built Works of Landscape Architecture
  • LA 4112: National Built Works of Landscape Architecture
  • LA 4525: Studio 6: Collaborative Design
  • LA 4894: Landscape Construction 3: Materials and Methods 

SERVICE LEARNING CLASS PROJECTS (selected)

Wooden Art Structure: Twisted Reflection, Hands-On Design/Build Project, The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, LA 4894: Construction 3, Fall 2015. (Value of installation approximately $12,000)

An Eco-Village at OSU: A prototype for a Sustainable Living Learning Community: Working with colleagues to explore the potential future of a sustainable living learning community that embraces the full land-grant mission. Oversaw integration of the eco-village design conceptualization in the Landscape Architecture Capstone Course, LA 4525: Studio 6, 2012 – 2013 (Funding $25,000) 

A Temporal Landscape Installation Exhibition: imparting meaning to sight and nature by revealing or merging natural and man-made patterns, Thirteen student-constructed exhibitions of natural materials and themes at The Botanic Garden at OSU; displayed for two months. LA 4414: Design 3, Fall 2012

The Botanic Garden at OSU: Plant Display Shade Structure, Hands-On Design/Build Project, The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University, LA 4894: Construction 3, Fall 2012

SCHOLARSHIP: BUILT WORKS AND MASTER PLANS (Selected)

Herb Garden, The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. Served as design consultant in creating an educational display herb garden.  [2015]

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Demonstration Garden, The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. Worked with colleagues to design and implement an IPM Demonstration Garden. Design solution includes a formal terrace garden, flexible gathering space and a series of lateral pathways. [2011-2012]

Mitigating Stormwater Using Bioretention and Porous Paving: Phase One of the Integrated Environmental Research and Education Site, The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. Worked with colleagues to coordinated design and implementation of a porous paving entrance road, parking lot and two bioretention cells. Funding $117,000 [2008- 2011]

Sensory Education Garden, The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. Worked with colleagues to design and implement a 6000 sq. ft. therapeutic sensory garden. Design solution includes 6 garden rooms, a series of arbors, accessible planting beds, interactive displays and educational signage. Funding: $91,000 [2008- 2011]

SCHOLARSHIP: OUTREACH MATERIALS (selected)

Toscano, Kim, Michael Holmes, Jimi Underwood, Hannah Wahlmeier. 2013. “IPM Garden Educational Signage”. A series of four educational interpretive signs.  The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. 

Toscano, Kim, Michael Holmes, Jimi Underwood. 2013. “IPM Garden: Self-Guided Tour Leaflet”. The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. 

Holmes, Michael, Dale Maronek, Gwenn Kragenbrink. 2011. “IERES Educational Signage Series: Treating Stormwater”. A series of four educational interpretive signs. The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. 

Holmes, Michael, Mike Schnelle. 2011. “Sensory Garden Educational Sign: Garden Overview”. The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University. 

SCHOLARSHIP: COMMUNICATION DESIGN (selected)

Holmes, Michael, 2016 “Progressing”, Council of Educators or Landscape Architects’ International Logo and Graphic Identity Design Competition. [1st Place - JURIED COMPETITION]

Holmes, Michael, 2016 “Connecting to the Future”, Council of Educators or Landscape Architects’ International Logo and Graphic Identity Design Competition. [3rd Place - JURIED COMPETITION]

Holmes, Michael, K. Toscano, J. Underwood, B. Crosby. 2014. “Visitor Guide” map and brochure. The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University.

Holmes, Michael, K. Toscano, B. Bowling, J. Underwood, B. Crosby.  2010-2014. Way Finding Signage. The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University.

SCHOLARSHIP: EXIBITIONS (selected)

Holmes, Michael. May - September 2016. 1 Piece Accepted: “Field Notes #1: Patch and Corridor”, 2 additional Pieces submitted (not accepted) “Field Notes #2: Stepping Stones” and “Field Notes #3: Coves and Lobes”. Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia’s Hidden Haven Show, Blue Haven Heron Nature Preserve, Atlanta, GA. [JURIED EXIBITION]

Holmes, Michael, Kim Holmes. November, 2015. 3 Pieces Accepted: “Redundancy Replaced: Shred 9”, “Redundancy Replaced: Twist: 36”, and “Redundancy Replaced: Twist 15”. The Art in Recycled Trash (A.R.T.) Show, an exhibition in recycling and upcycling awareness. Six Twelve Gallery, Oklahoma City. [JURIED EXIBITION]

Holmes, Michael, Kim Holmes. December 5–31, 2014. 3 Pieces Accepted: “Redundancy Replaced: Fold 3” (SOLD), “Redundancy Replaced: Twist 15”, and “Redundancy Replaced: Shred 15” (SOLD). The Art in Recycled Trash (A.R.T.) Show, an exhibition in recycling and upcycling awareness. Oklahoma City. [JURIED EXIBITION]

SCHOLARSHIP: PUBLICATIONS (selected)

Holmes, Michael, Cheryl Mihalko, Qing Lana Luo, and Bo Zhang. 2016. “Mapping Curriculum Content Across a Landscape Architecture Program: Are We Teaching What We Think We Are Teaching?” Dilemma, Debate: The Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ 2016 Conference Proceedings, page 78.  [ABSTRACT]

Holmes, Michael. 2016. “Developing a Teaching Garden through Student Experiential Learning and Multidisciplinary Collaborative Scholarship” Dilemma, Debate: The Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ 2016 Conference Proceedings, page 74.  [ABSTRACT]

Toscano, Kim, Michael Holmes, Hannah Wahlmeier, Jimi Underwood. 2013. “IPM Oklahoma: Landscape IPM” educational brochure. Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet L-429. 

Rebek, Kim A., Michael Holmes. 2010. “Homeowner Garden Design Series: Elements and Principles of Design” Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet HLA-6441.

Hillock, David, Michael Holmes. 2010. “Xeriscape Garden Plants for Oklahoma” Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Brochure, L-334.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (selected)

Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. March 24, 2016. “Mapping Curriculum Content Across a Landscape Architecture Program: Are We Teaching What We Think We Are Teaching?” 

Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. March 24, 2016. “Developing a Teaching Garden through Student Experiential Learning and Multidisciplinary Collaborative Scholarship.”

Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Stillwater, OK, October 17, 2015. Tour and Presentation “Water Issue: Sustainable Stormwater Applications”

Current Challenges in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Conference, Stillwater, OK, June 4, 2013. “What is it About Water?”

Invited Lecturer, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdo, China. March 26, 2013. “Redefining Boarders, Building Capacity - Partners in Learning: SWJTU | OSU.

Invited Lecturer, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdo, China. March 26, 2013. “A Garden for Everyone: Designing for Accessibility and Engagement.”

AWARDS (selected)

  • 1st Place in the Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ International Logo and Graphic Identity Design Competition. March 31, 2016. Submission: “Progressing”. This submission was selected from the 50 entries as the new logo and graphic identity of the organization.
  • 3rd Place in the Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ International Logo and Graphic Identity Design Coopetition. March 31, 2016. Submission: “Connecting to the Future”.
  • American Public Garden Association‘s Plant Collections Network, Accreditation (Provisional Status) to the Trillium Garden, Huntsville Botanic Garden, Huntsville AL. Fall 2015.  Reviewer’s statement, “By far the most extensive public collection of eastern North American native trillium.” Severed as design consultant in 2006-07 (concept, design and implementation), continue to consult annually as garden matures.
  • 2015, Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Award, President’s Leadership and Service Recognition Reception, Oklahoma State University.
  • 2015, 2nd place Award, President’s Cup for Creative Interdisiplinarity, Oklahoma State University. For the Camp Turf Summer Program. (Team Member: lead by Shelly Mitchel)
  • 2012, Silver Award for Communication Excellence (ACE): Single Marketing Item, Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life Sciences. For the design of The Botanic Garden at OSU’s Gift-Giving Portfolio, with Mike Davis and Kim Toscano
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