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Name : Elizabeth Koreman
Industry Type : Landscape
City & State : Dublin, IE
Job Title MI
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : Europe, East Coast of the USA
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Elizabeth Koreman
Dublin Ireland

My career includes 20 years of public and academic practice of landscape architecture and ecological planning. I have competence in all aspects of the field: planning, design and construction in urban environments as well as in historically and ecologically significant areas. Additionally I have a proven record of success in the leadership of multidisciplinary teams, community facilitation and the incorporation of sustainability into all my projects. I have led planning and design teams for the US National Park Service and the Chicago Park District. Most recently I developed and taught lecture courses and design studios on the green city at the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology & Northwestern University (School of Continuing Education) in Chicago.

Achievements and Skills

Professional Experience

University College Dublin
Spring 2009 Present
Guest Critic & Lecturer

Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture
2006 2009
Visiting Associate Professor & Adjunct Professor
Professional Experience (continued)

Responsible for developing and teaching core courses in the landscape architecture program and design studios in both the landscape architecture and architecture programs. As the first full-time faculty member in the new program I also had administrative duties such advising students and recommending students for admission.

Architecture Studio 600: The Green City (spring 2008) and The 20,000 Watt Society (fall 2008) Taught with Associate Dean Peter Beltemacchi. The studio explored the transition of the existing neighborhoods covering one square mile of the South Side of Chicago to a carbon neutral society. Graduate students explored all aspects of the future city, including: design of low carbon structures, the interplay of architecture and site design on community development, circulation and intermodal transportation, on-site energy generation, sustainable agriculture, sustainable urban drainage, green infrastructure, ecosystem restoration and sustainable construction techniques. Other recent studio topics included design of sustainable urban parks, urban arboretum design and introduction to landscape design. (fall 2006, spring 2007, spring 2008, fall 2008)

La 561 Plants and Plant Materials. This course, attended primarily by architecture students, gave students tools to build a framework for understanding the patterns of nature and their design applications. Students developed a design vocabulary for the natural world through the study of the ecosystems and plant materials of the Great Lakes region. Additionally students memorized the botanical details and horticultural applications of 300 native and ornamental plants. (fall 2006, summer 2007, fall 2007, fall 2008)
Organized and led a study tour of 26 architecture and landscape architecture students to the Netherlands to explore the Dutch design aesthetic, Dutch architecture and urban design. Sustainable landscapes & intermodal transportation (Spring 2007).

Northwestern University: School of Continuing Studies
Guest Instructor

Taught a course called Assessing the Landscape Site required for the Residentiall Landscape Design and Management Professional Development Program within the School of Continuing Studies... Students developed: 1) the ability to observe, document, analyze, and describe site conditions; 2) an understanding of the relationship between human activities and their accommodation in urban environment; 3) the graphic conventions necessary to document and convey the elements of site analysis.

The Chicago Park District
Project Manager, Capitol Construction & Natural Areas

I was responsible for program management and supervision of major design and construction projects. Responsibilities included leadership of AE design teams, project development, construction contracting and supervision. Program management involved: project planning; grant applications and management; interagency coordination, construction contract administration; design and technical oversight of AE teams; community facilitation; briefing and coordination with all levels of city government, including the Mayor of Chicago.


In three years managed more than $1 million in Architecture/Engineering services and completed $13.3 million dollars historic park restoration and new construction.
US Environmental Protection Agency Greenacres Award for Natural Area Design for the Jackson Park restoration project. (Spring 2003) & Special Achievement Award, Chicago Park District, (Spring 2003)
Example Project: Humboldt Prairie Stream. This project, within a Jensen-designed historic park transformed a dangerous and stagnant backwater into a vibrant and highly used natural area within the City of Chicago. Led the team that overcame the stagnation and circulation problems through the incorporation of green energy (wind and solar) without impact to historic landscape. The Illinois State Preservation Officer certified that the project met the Secretarys Standards for Historic Preservation.
The US National Park Service
1989 2001

Landscape architect

Served as landscape architect and team captain in the Philadelphia and Denver planning and design offices as well as park landscape architect for Adams National Historic Park (Boston) and Gateway National Recreation Area (New York City). Projects ranged in type and scale and included: leadership of planning teams for large natural parks; heritage and preservation planning and design; design and construction in nationally significant natural and cultural landscapes; and, development of design guidelines for new construction in ecologically or historically significant areas.


Park Landscape Architect, Gateway National Recreation Area (1998-2001) Park Landscape Architect Responsible for the landscape architecture program for the 26,000 acre urban park in New York City and northern New Jersey. Projects included facility redevelopment, community facilitation, visual assessment of historic structures; transportation planning for Fort Tilden; & technical review of restoration planning.
Washita National Battlefield Site: Cheyenne, Oklahoma: (1998). Job captain and landscape architect for the preliminary site development plan. Proposal preserved cultural landscape surrounding the Nineteenth Century massacre site through development a strategy for sustainable site development and management through partnership with a sister agency.
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah: 1998-1999. Expert Witness, Expert testimony in support to the United States Department of Justice in United States vs. Garfield County. Prepared report analyzing historic road design guidelines and alternate restoration strategies. Received: Outstanding Service Award from the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and (Spring 1999).
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia: Team Captain and principal landscape architect: Facility Development Plan and Environmental Impact Study: 1991 - 1995. Developed of the new management strategy for the 104-mile long park and its expression on the landscape. Managed the conceptual design of parkwide faculties, consultation, coordination and production of the EIS
Four Special Achievement or Excellence in Service Awards from the Denver Service Center, The Director of the NPS and various parks: (New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, Spring 1993; Shenandoah Facility Development Plan & EIS ,August 1995, Shenandoah NP Excellence in Service Award, October 1995; and Burr Trail Assessment, Capitol Reef NP, Fall 1998)


Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Design, Harvard University, USA (1995-1996)
Maters in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (MLA), University of Pennsylvania, USA (1985-1988)
Bachelor of Arts, Classical Studies & Geology, The College of Wooster , USA (1980-1984)

Additional Qualifications:

Licentiate Member, Landscape Institute, London

Professional Service (recent projects)

Pro bono services to the Dunbar Park Advisory Council. A 2006 sustainable urban park studio in Dunbar Park (located in a stressed community on the South Side of Chicago) led to a 3-year pro-bono professional service project for the Park Advisory Council. I provided technical assistance and facilitated the community process to consensus. As a result the Chicago Park District is currently developing a plan for park re-development based on my students concepts and $2 million in construction funding has been committed to the project. Resulted in $2 million dollars in park redevelopment from the Chicago Fall 2006-2009
Mayors Committee on Wildlife & the Mayors Committee on Fountains, Chicago, Illinois Committee Member and Agency Representative 2001-2003
Women in Planning and Development: Chicago, Illinois. Board Member 2002-2004

Presentations & Guest Lectures:
University College Dublin; Regis College, Denver (x2) ; The University of Colorado at Boulder ; Harvard University ; Radcliffe College ; University of Colorado at Denver; The George Wright Society Biannual Convention (x2); The American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meetings (x2).

Publications - Journals
Managing for Sustainability in the Public Sector: National Park Service Strategies," 1996 Annual Meeting Proceedings, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1996, Koreman, E., Cook, A., Dunkle, N., Koch, K., Starr, H. Organized and edited paper and moderated panel discussion at the annual meeting.
"Developing an Ecological Aesthetic at the National Park Service," Ecology, Aesthetics and Design, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1994. Koreman, E.
"Penn in Ink, The Annual Review of the Graduate School of Fine Arts," Spring, 1989, University of Pennsylvania, p. 56, Thesis Drawings, Lerida, Colombia.

Publications Government
Fort Hancock Parking and Circulation Plan & Environmental Assessment, Gateway National Recreation Area, 1999, Koreman, E. National Park Service, US Department of the Interior. 2000, Koreman, E.
Preliminary Site Development Scenarios, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, 1998, Koreman, E., National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
Engineering & Landscape Architectural Assessment of the Burr Trail Road from the Post to the East Boundary, Capitol Reef National Park, 1998, Koreman, E., Puto, T., National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
General Management Plan, Adams National Historic Site, 1996, Koreman, E., Romola, L., Sclitzzi, C., Powell, J. National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
Shenandoah Facility Development Plan & Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1995, Koreman, E., Rose, P., and Whissen, S., National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, Implementation Guide, 1993, Watkins, W., Belecki, M., Koch, K., Koreman., E., National Park Service, US Department of the Interior
Shenandoah Housing Study, 1992, Koreman, E., Reynolds, M., National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Related Lands Study, 1991, Koreman, E., National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.

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References, publications, lectures and portfolio available upon request

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