Who We Are + How We Work

The Coastal Dynamics Design Lab seeks out inter-disciplinary project partners whenever possible, as these collaborations often yield the best results. As such, while the lab holds architecture and landscape architecture principles at its core, we often work with other departments within the NC State College of Design, the NC State Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, the NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as other consultants at partner universities and in private practice.

 

Andrew Fox, PLA, ASLA | Co-Director

Andrew is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University Faculty Scholar, NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics Faculty Fellow, and founding Co-Director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab. His teaching, scholarship, and engagement activities focus on people/water issues and relationships, with expertise in green infrastructure, resilient and sustainable design, and community participation. His work has been published in professional journals, books and proceedings, presented at national and international venues, and received numerous national and international honors and awards.

David Hill, AIA | Co-Director

David Hill is Professor and Head of the School of Architecture and founding Co-Director of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab at the College of Design where he has taught full-time since 2007. He is also a NC State University Faculty Scholar and Center for Geospatial Analytics Faculty Fellow. While at NC State, David has led graduate and undergraduate design studios, digital representation courses, and seminars that focus on integrative digital simulation processes, architectural prototypes, and design strategies for coastal regions.

Travis Klondike | Research Associate

Travis Klondike is a Research Associate at the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab and a recent graduate of the NC State Master of Landscape Architecture program. During his time with the CDDL, Travis has engaged in research efforts that have focused on: visual narration and cartography, anthropogenic coastal vulnerabilities, and land/water resource conservation planning and programming.


INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATORS

Tania Allen
Associate Professor, Department of Art + Design
NC State College of Design

Tarek Aziz, PhD
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
NC State College of Engineering

Mark Blevins
County Extension Director, Brunswick Co. (NC) / Interim County Extension Director, New Hanover Co. (NC)
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Rich Bonanno, PhD
Associate Dean, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, NC State Extension

Kofi Boone, ASLA
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
NC State College of Design

Joseph DeCarolis, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
NC State College of Engineering

Barbara Doll, PhD, PE
Water Protection and Restoration Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant
Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, NC State Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

George Elvin, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
NC State College of Design

David Genereux, PhD
Professor, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
NC State College of Sciences

Jane Harrison, PhD
Coastal Economics Specialist
North Carolina Sea Grant

Jeremiah Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor (Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy cluster)
NC State Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Detlef Knappe, PhD
Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
NC State College of Engineering

Robert McClendon
Associate Director of Administration / Sustainable Design Specialist
UNC Coastal Studies Institute

Celen Pasalar, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research and Extension / Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture
NC State College of Design

Gloria Putnam
Coastal Resources and Communities Specialist
North Carolina Sea Grant

Ranji Ranjithan, PhD
Professor, Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Head, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
NC State College of Engineering

Astrid Schnetzer, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
NC State College of Sciences

Gavin Smith, PhD, AICP
Director of the Department of Homeland Security Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence
Research Professor, UNC-CH Department of City and Regional Planning

Anne Spafford
Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science
NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


INDUSTRY COLLABORATORS

Charles “Chuck” Flink, FASLA, PLA
Owner / President
Greenways Incorporated (Durham, NC)

Jason Hart, AIA
Founding Partner
ThoughtCraft Architects (Boston, MA / Chapel Hill, NC)

Robby Layton, PhD, FASLA, PLA, CPRP
Principal
Design Concepts, PA (Boulder, CO)

Emily McCoy, PLA, ASLA, SITES AP
Associate Principal / Director of Integrative Research
Andropogon Associates, Ltd. (Philadelphia, PA / Raleigh, NC)

Teresa Penbrooke, PhD
CEO
GreenPlay, LLC (Denver, CO)

Myra Shird, PhD
Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator
Federal Emergency Management Agency


GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Current:
Madalyn Baldwin (LAR), Kirsten Benson (ADN), Lauren Caddick (ADN), Virginia Fall (LAR), and Benjamin Jones (LAR)

Former:
Jeremy Alford (ARC/2015), Ezgi Balkanay (PhD Design/2017), Jocelyn Barahona (ARC/2016), Joseph Burkett (ARC/2016), Danielle Chelles (ADN/2017), Yu Chun Chiu (LAR/2017), Sharna Chowdhury (LAR/2017-18), Corey Dodd (LAR/2017), Logan Free (LAR/2014-2015), Mikey Goralnik (LAR/2014), Stephanie Heimstead (LAR/2017), Jared Kaelin (LAR/2015), Travis Klondike (LAR/2016-2017), Hao Lin (LAR/2016), Jingjing Liu (LAR/2017), Austin Marshal (ARC/2017), Lindsey Naylor (LAR/2017-2018), Julia Paret (ADN/2017-2018), James Popin (ARC/2017), Will Sendor (ARC/2014-2015), Nicole Steele (LAR/2017), Melissa Todd (ARC/2014-2015), Adam Walters (LAR/2016-2017)