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Art Rice

Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


Brooks Hall 310D


Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Past President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Past Chair of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Academy of Fellows. His research is in the area of design education and understanding and promoting the development of creative abilities.

He has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and he received a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1978. He was awarded the Harvard Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship upon graduation and was selected as an International Research and Exchange Board Traveling Fellow. He was one of fifty American scholars to teach and conduct research in the Soviet Union in 1979/80.

He has worked for a number of major national and international design firms and has taught at Harvard University, Tufts University, the Moscow Engineering and Building Institute, the University of Washington and North Carolina State University. He came to the College of Design in 1990 and served as head of the Department of Landscape Architecture until 2000. He has since served as Associate Dean for Graduate and International Studies, and Interim Dean of the College. He is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

He has taught numerous disciplinary and interdisciplinary design studios to both beginning and advanced design students. In 2015 he received the Jackson Rigney International Service lifetime achievement award for his efforts in leading numerous study abroad and internationalization efforts at NC State University.

Recent Lectures:

You can see a recent lecture given by Prof. Rice, “Design As A Means For Communication & Change,” here:

Art Rice – Peace Park from NC State – College of Design on Vimeo.


Bachelor in Landscape Architecture University of Oregon 1973

Master in Landscape Architecture with Distinction Harvard University 1978

Area(s) of Expertise

Design Education, Creativity and Learning.