Helen Kongsgaard

Helen Kongsgaard's research situates landscape architecture within the emergent field of urban adaptation, examining the role of design as cities respond to shifting environmental conditions. Her practice focuses on the reclamation, adaptation and conservation of urban landscapes. Prior to joining the faculty at RISD, she practiced professionally in the US and Europe and led research initiatives at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Contemporary City Institute. She earned her MLA at Harvard University, where her research was supported by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Geographic Analysis and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • LDAR-2201-03 Design Principles
  • LDAR-226G-01 Landscape Research, Theory and Design

Wintersession 2019 Courses

  • LDAR-8900-01 ISP Major
  • LDAR-W217-01 Research Methods For Design

Spring 2019 Courses

  • LDAR-228G-01 Advanced Design Research Studio (Thesis)
  • BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • MLA, Harvard University