Director of Program

Denise Hoffman Brandt 300 X 322

Denise Hoffman Brandt

Associate Professor

Phone: 212-650-8751


Office: 3M19

Educational Credentials :

  • M.L.A. Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania; June 1997
  • M.F.A. Painting, Pratt Institute; May 1988
  • B.A. Art History, University of Pennsylvania; May 1983

Teaching Experience :

  • Associate Professor, The City College of New York, 2006-present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute; 2002-2006
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University; 2002
  • Landscape Workshop Critic, Yale University; 2003, 2006, 2008
  • Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-2002
  • Visiting Lecturer, Boston Architectural Center; 1999

Professional Experience :

  • Hoffman Brandt Projects LLC; 2011-present
  • Principal, Hoffman Brandt Landscape Design; 2005-present
  • Senior Landscape Architect, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.; 1999-2005
  • Project Manager/Designer, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; 1997-2000

Licenses/Registration :

  • Massachusetts

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Book Authored:
    • City Sink: carbon cycle infrastructure for our built environments, Oscar Riera Ojeda Press, 2012
  • Book Chapters:
    • "Relief Organism: A proposal for sustaining human rights through spatial practices in refugee settlement" in Right to Landscape, edited by Shelly Egoz, Ashgate Press, forthcoming, 2011.
    • "The Landscape of Beef: Fast Food and Feedlots on the Colorado Front Range "Fresh Air, Judith Bing and Catherine Veikos Editors, ACSA Press, March (2007): 259-267.
  • Articles in Published Journals:
    • "Biotope-Econotope" in SLUM Lab magazine, edited by Design Hoffman Brandt, Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, New York: September 2011.
    • "Emerging Tactics: City Sink", in Next Eco City: Emergent Urbanism, ed. Jeff Hou and Thaisa Way, forthcoming 2013.
    • "Landlocked" in New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning, ed. C. McMichael Reese, M. Sorkin, and A. Fontenot for Project New Orleans, forthcoming 2013.
    • "Landscape List" Slum Lab Grotao Newspaper, Columbia University, March, 2010. "Slum Tectonics" Slum Lab Grotao Newspaper, Columbia University, December, 2008.
    • Water Log: Observations on a Former Floodplain in Northern Syria" Architectural Design; Extreme Sites - The Greening of Brownfield, Deborah Gans and Claire Weisz Editors, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., March (2004): 41-49.
    • Browning Maps", Architectural Design; Extreme Sites - The Greening of Brownfield, Deborah Gans and Claire Weisz Editors, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., March (2004).
  • Articles in Juried e-publications:
    • "A view to America Street" Places, forthcoming winter 2009.

Professional Memberships :

  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • New York Academy of Sciences of Architectural Historians