A New Vision for Downtown Pocatello with Landscape Architecture, Todd Johnson
Pause and notice the key items in your community. What makes people visit, stay, engage with the town? Todd Johnson, USU’s Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning practitioner in residence tunes in with us today, along with graduate student Jim Anglesey, to answer these questions. Todd helps fulfill USU extension mission, by identifying what makes communities special? And then creates visions of what that community should look like.
Written by Abby Stewart
Todd was born in Willmar, Minnesota in 1952 into a family with two older brothers. his oldest brother taught landscape architecture at USU for 42 years. Todd received his undergraduate degree in LAEP in 1976 from USU, attended Harvard University in 1980 and received his masters degree in 1982. Todd has practiced professionally in landscape architecture since 1976 and been a partner in two successful design practices with national/international reputations. Todd’s teaching interests are in the studio practice of design for landscape architecture urban design and planning.
“I am interested in design teaching methods specifically tailored to a creative studio environment that encourages accelerated learning and critical thinking. Entrepreneurship originates in business practices, when blended with design process methods this pairing creates powerful design outcomes. Teaching this awareness how these methods can be employed in Studio Culture is of great interest.”