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Julieta Sherk

Associate Professor


Professor Julieta Trevino Sherk is a professional landscape architect and associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University and associate faculty in the department of Landscape architecture, has her own practice JTSLA, LLC.  She teaches seven different, diverse studios and lecture classes.  She works with her graduate students by infusing an evidence-based approach and uses environmental design research strategies to a variety of landscape studies with local and global impacts, which are published in peer-refereed journals.  She has coordinated participatory design executing a variety of service-learning projects with her students across communities in North Carolina, and internationally.

She promotes community and academic dialogue by advancing design excellence that contributes to the public sphere and improves the human/natural experience. She focuses on the use of artful landscapes and believes in the critical role they play in providing co-benefits in the quality of people’s life and the environment. These efforts have resulted in awards such as the Walter Raleigh Awards for Appearance, and the NC Association of Landscape Architects Merit Award. In 2017, she was honored with a William Fulbright Foreign Global Scholar Scholarship in Science and Technology to Querétaro, Mexico, where she worked with the design-build program, a service-learning living laboratory in the Architecture, Art and Design School at the Tecnologico de Monterrey. She uses the participatory design approach with unique methods and an intense collaborative process to produce a high level of impact and empowerment within the community. Through a holistic and systemic approach that contributes to the socio/cultural, economic development, and to the protection of the environment, she coordinates impact to the improvement of the quality of the community’s life. She uses Ethnographical research and participatory design methods where students receive hands-on educational experiences, working directly within and with the community, which culminate in co-design proposals of high social impact through key strategic actions including the construction of small-scale and environmentally responsible projects.


M.L.A. Minor in Horticulture Scienc North Carolina State University

M.L.A. Minor in Horticulture Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC B.S. Bachelor of Science in Biology Meredith College