Julia Watson

Julia Watson is an Australian-born lecturer and landscape designer living, teaching and practicing in New York. She currently teaches in the Urban Design program at Columbia University and as a visiting critic at RISD and previously taught at Harvard University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She graduated from Harvard in 2008 with the highest distinction of the landscape architecture department as both a Charles Eliot and Olmsted Fellow. With a specialization in the conservation of living landscape eco-technologies and the preservation of sacred cultural space, she founded her design practice Studio Rede in 2013. Her research is a uniquely focused global study of the ancient innovations and large-scale living systems of local communities. She is currently working on her first book for the Innovations in Infrastructure Urban Design book series. She’s also co-author with Dr. Steve Lansing of Guide to Bali’s UNESCO World Heritage, a spiritual guidebook, Tri Hita Karana: Cultural Landscape of Subaks and Water Temples. Prior to her life in the US, she worked in Australia and the UK for eight years in private practice.


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