Skip to content

Brad Goetz, Professor, Director, and Co-key Adviser

Brad Goetz is a practicing landscape architect and lifelong learner of the craft. Professor Goetz has advanced the knowledge and capability of the profession through his teaching and professional practice activities. In his work he has been involved with landscape history [and documenting historic landscapes]; park and recreation planning and design; urban design; landscape planning and site design; design theories and methods; design representation; and exploration of ideas through drawing (hand and digital), 3-D modelling (physical and digital), and photography. His teaching method promotes learning through doing while acting as ‘fellow traveler’ with each student in the design studio. In his work he has travelled widely, produced award winning competition proposals, and engaged communities to promote healthy and productive landscapes and a higher standard of civic life. His applied research focuses on historic sites, park and recreation planning and design, and urban environments that engage the imagination, encourage social and physical well-being, and strive for environmental soundness.


Harvard University GSD

Colorado State University

Western State College

University of Colorado


Master of Landscape Architecture II / 1992

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture / 1988





Current Courses

LAND120 History of the Designed Landscape (spring)

LAND365 Contract Drawing and Specifications (autumn)

LAND366 Landscape Design Expression (spring)

LAND376 Landscape Design and Visualization (summer)

LAND392 Seminar – Designed Landscapes – Theory and Criticism (autumn)

LAND446 Urban Design (autumn)

LAND449 Professional Practice (spring)

LAND454 Landscape Field Studies (summer)

LAND455 Landscape Architecture Study Abroad in Europe (summer)

LAND510 Virtual Design Methods (autumn)

LAND620 Topics in Park Design (spring)

Previous Courses

LAND240 Fundamentals of Landscape Design Process

LAND241 Environmental Analysis

LAND363 Advanced Landscape Site Engineering

LAND444 Ecology of Landscapes



Contact CSU Equal Opportunity Privacy Statement Disclaimer

2018 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 USA