Recent Visitor: Julia Czerniak
Julia Czerniak was a guest juror for LARP’s SupeReview. According to the department:
‘Julia Czerniak is a professor of architecture at Syracuse University where she teaches architectural studios as well as seminars on landscape theory and criticism. Czerniak is educated both as an architect (Princeton University, M. Arch 1992) and landscape architect (Pennsylvania State University, BA 1984). Through her design practice, CLEAR, and most recently as the former inaugural director of UPSTATE: the SOA’s Center for Design, Research and Real-Estate, her research and practice draw on the intersection of these disciplines.
Although the techniques, scales and products of her research vary, Czerniak’s work focuses on the physical and cultural potentials of urban landscapes. Recent projects advance landscape as a protagonist in the remaking of formerly urban cities, from a series of public space interventions along a derelict creek to ecologically and spatially rich streetscapes for a newly planned campus of Syracuse University, including a new campus entrance along the Dineen College of Law. Her collaborations on complex urban projects include the winning competition schemes for the Syracuse Connective Corridor, artNET Public Art in Toledo, Ohio; and the Pittsburgh Charm Bracelet. As professional advisor for Movement on Main: Designing a Healthy Main Street, Czerniak foregrounded the potential alignment of public health and new forms of public space.’