Georgia Harrison Hall

MLA Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor

Biography

Georgia Harrison Hall is MLA Graduate Coordinator and Associate Professor for the College of Environment and Design.  She holds an MLA degree from the University of Virginia and joined CED in 2003, after teaching at Clemson University for three years.  Prior to teaching, she worked in private practice for 16 years in Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, and in rural Upstate South Carolina, and is a registered landscape architect.

In addition to her duties as Graduate Coordinator, she teaches the MLA introductory design studio and urban design in the BLA program.  She has also enjoyed the opportunity to teach at the beautiful UGA campuses in Cortona, Italy and San Luis, Costa Rica.

Her scholarship focuses on the work of the twentieth century American landscape architect Robert Marvin.  Professor Harrison has made numerous national conference presentations on the subject of Mr. Marvin, and was an invited speaker in the 2010 Pioneers Regional Symposia, sponsored by the Cultural Landscape Foundation.  In 2013, she was interviewed as an expert on Robert Marvin by South Carolina ETV in a video production for the South Carolina Hall of Fame. She served as a cultural resource consultant to the design team working on the rehabilitation of Robert Marvin’s design for Finlay Park in Columbia, SC.

Other research interests include cultural landscapes and the national parks.  In 2009-10, she was on the design team for the CED Master Plan for Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah.  Her MLA thesis topic at the University of Virginia considered the historical relevance of the Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive.  In practice, she was a team member and co-author of the Warner Park Master Plan, a historically significant site within Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson Co.; project manager for the TN State Capitol Hill Restoration; and designer of the Charleston Renaissance Gallery Garden in the historic district of Charleston, SC.

Interests

Design form and natural systems, experiential design, design analysis and critique, historic landscape preservation, rural landscape preservation

Selected Publications

Harrison, Sarah Georgia, 2010, “Design with Nature: the South’s Evangel,” Landscape Imprints: Select Papers on Culture, History, Sustainability, Technology, Learning and Landscape, 2003 CELA Conference, Second Edition, Ed. Robert R. Hewitt, Pub. Geoff Taylor, (Web publication, 83-89).*

Harrison, Sarah Georgia, 2009, “Modernist Redesign in a Traditional Southern Context: the Robert Marvin Residence in Walterboro, SC,” Exploring the Boundaries of Historic Landscape Preservation, The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 29thAnnual Meeting Proceedings, (180-191).*

Organizations

  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha National Honor Society of Landscape Architects

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 CEDAA Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2009, 2006 UGA Superior Teaching Award for the College of Environment and Design
  • 2009 College of Environment and Design Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 2006 Georgia Chapter ASLA Honor Award for CELA 2005: A Time for Place, Conference Proceedings, Co-editor
  • 2003 South Carolina Chapter ASLA Merit Award for Reedy River Corridor Master Plan, Awarded to Center for Community Growth and Change, Design Team Member
  • 2002 Bi-annual SCAPA Award for Outstanding Planning Project, Multi-jurisdictional, Reedy River Corridor Master Plan, Awarded to Center for Community Growth and Change, Design Team Member

Mailing Address

College of Environment and Design
The University of Georgia
285 South Jackson Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
Office located in One Bishop House

Contact

Phone: 706-542-4704

Email: sgharris@nulluga.edu