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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)

2040 Vision for Downtown Stillwater with Site Design for a New Town Square, LA 4525: Studio 6. Spring 2017

City of Edmond Community Garden Design Charrette, LA 4525: Studio 6 in collaboration with University of Oklahoma's Landscape Architecture students and faculty. Spring 2017

Westwood Elementary School: Learning Garden, LA 4894: Construction 3, Fall 2016. [Award: Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture: Special Award for Community Service, 2017]

Wooden Art Structure: Twisted Reflection, The Botanic Garden at OSU. 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: LA 4525: Studio 6, 2012 – 2013 (Funding $25,000) 

PUBLISHED MATERIALS (selected)

Holmes, Michael, Cheryl Mihalko, and Qing Luo. 2017. “Homeowner Garden Design Series: Designing Outdoor Rooms” Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet HLA-6453.

Holmes, Michael, Cheryl Mihalko. 2017. “Homeowner Garden Design Series: Elements and Principles of Design” Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet HLA-6441. (Update)

Luo, Qing, David Hillock, Michael Holmes. 2016. “Sustainable Landscapes: Designing a Rain Garden for Residential Property” Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet HLA-6454.

Mihalko, Cheryl, Michael Holmes. 2017. “Homeowner Garden Design Series: Pre-design Planning Worksheet” Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet HLA-6452.

Holmes, Michael, Bo Zhang, 2017. “Using Facebook in Assessing Student Learning of Design Elements and Principles- A Theoretical Framework and Case Study” Bridging: The Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ 2017 Conference Proceedings. [ABSTRACT}

Holmes, Michael, Qing Luo, Cheryl Mihalko, Sixiang Zhou, and Tian Gao, 2017. “Bridging Continents, Culture, and Classrooms through Academic Partnerships” Bridging: The Council of Educators of Landscape Architects’ 2017 Conference Proceedings. [ABSTRACT}

Luo, Qing, Michael Holmes. 2016. “What is Landscape Architecture?” Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet HLA-6500.

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]

JURIED 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]

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (selected)

Council of Educators of Landscape Architects and the Chinese Landscape Architects Education Council Joint Conference, Beijing, China. May 28, 2017. “Bridging Continents, Culture. and Classrooms through Academic Partnerships” with Qing Luo and Cheryl Mihalko, Oklahoma State University, Sixiang Zhou, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, and Tian Gao, Northwest A&F University, China.

Council of Educators of Landscape Architects and the Chinese Landscape Architects Education Council Joint Conference, Beijing, China. May 27, 2017. “Using Facebook in Assessing Student Learning of Design Elements and Principles- A Theoretical Framework and Case Study” with B. Zhang.

18th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference, Oklahoma City, OK. October 2016, “Urban Stormwater as Art: The Aesthetic Value of Stormwater Treatment Design.” with Qing Luo.

Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK. September 30, 2016. “A Program Re-Emerging”

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”

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 Competition. March 31, 2016. Submission: “Connecting to the Future”.
  • American Public Garden Association Plant Collections Network, Accreditation to the Trillium Collection and Education Garden, Huntsville Botanic Garden, Huntsville AL. 2016.  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, Oklahoma State University.
  • 2015, 2nd Place Award, President’s Cup for Creative Interdisciplinary Programs, Oklahoma State University. For the Camp Turf Summer Program. (Team Member: lead by Shelly Mitchell)
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