Terragrams is a podcast series providing a wide portal into the world of landscape architecture by the professionals who shape it. Running from 2006 to 2012, the podcast dispatched over 30 interviews and in 2020 has been re-edited & re-broadcast.
Dispatch 11: Robert Royston
In this dispatch, Reuben Rainey talks to Robert Royston (1918-2008), a pioneer of modernism in landscape architecture. After volunteering to fight in World War II, he established a rich collaboration with Garret Eckbo and Edward Williams. During this period, and thereafter, Royston designed an extraordinary large number of suburban parks. His most recent firm has evolved into Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abbey.
Dispatch 10: Paula Meijerink
With her studio, Wanted, Meijerink has built 2 gardens for the International Garden Festival of Metis in Quebec and is presently working on a roof deck for a 700 unit tower in Miami as well as a masterplan for a development near Shanghai. At the GSD, Meijerink is researching the benefits of asphalt and in our dispatch discusses her 'asphalt manifesto' and the On Asphalt project.
Dispatch 9: Elizabeth Meyer
Elizabeth Meyer is an Associate Professor and has twice acted as the Director of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. Here, she discusses her latest book project entitled 'Groundwork', past and present landscape architectural theory, creativity, site interpretation, the ASLA Student Awards, women in the practice, and the MOMA Groundswell Exhibition.
Dispatch 8: Niall Kirkwood
Niall Kirkwood is a former Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In this dispatch, Mr. Kirkwood recalls his introduction to the world of landscape architecture, describes the role of the super absorbent polymer in his Sponge City project, and discusses the research of his books and research.
Dispatch 7: Thomas Campanella
Tom Campanella is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina. In this dispatch he discusses resilient cities, the loss of the American Elm tree, the American suburb, and current developments in China.
Dispatch 6: Michael Vergason
Michael Vergason talks about his practice, the process of drawing, the ASLA, and his experience as a principal at EDAW. He is principal of Michael Vergason Landscape Architects and the 2006 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professorship in Architecture at the University of Virginia.