Landscape Architecture


Scheri Fultineer

Scheri Fultineer brings to teaching her knowledge of landscape planning and design at diverse scales, years of research into the ways that cultural practices influence the shaping of the landscape, and a lively interest in the contemporary challenge of incorporating sustainability into our design and cultural practices. She has been teaching graduate-level landscape architecture courses for 12 years, with course offerings that range from core level studios to advanced seminars, and is department head of Landscape Architecture at RISD.

Her studios actively address the dynamic exchanges between ecological and human systems, while her seminars provide opportunities for students to investigate the spatial and formal implications of changing cultural patterns. She is teaching the first year studio Site, Ecology and Design and Graduate Thesis. Recent seminar topics include Sacred Space/Contested Space, examining the role of design and planning in the resolution of conflicting uses of sacred sites and The Dead, an investigation of the impacts of historical and emerging practices in placing and commemorating the dead upon the landscape.

An active design practitioner, Fultineer is a principal of an interdisciplinary firm that provides consulting, master planning and design services to a variety of clients ranging from religious organizations seeking to establish contemplative campuses in remote and ecologically sensitive sites to residential landowners.

She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.