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.