Juror Spotlight

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Julia Czerniak

Associate Dean, Professor of Architecture, and Landscape Architect

Jury member Julia Czerniak is associate dean and professor of architecture at Syracuse University where she teaches studios as well as seminars on landscape theory and criticism. Julia is educated as both and architect and a landscape architect and her research into the urban realm interweaves these disciplines. Her work focuses on the physical and cultural potentials of urban landscapes and recent research advances landscape as a protagonist in the remaking of Rust-Belt cities, from a series of public space interventions along a derelict creek to ecologically and spatially rich streetscapes for a newly planned campus of Syracuse University. She is well known for her writing including Large Parks, Case: Downsview Park Toronto, and Formerly Urban: Projecting Rust Belt Futures.