Simon M. Bussiere

If my students walk away remembering only two things from my teaching, it would be that Charles Darwin mentions “love” many more times than “competition” in The Origin of the Species, and that many of my current freshmen students will retire around the year 2070. I want them to wonder, what type of world will exist then!? How should we prepare for that future? And how can we work together to imagine and realize that future today? With that in mind, my teaching pushes students to work collaboratively and to design for the future – to see him or herself as part of a community, as part of a system, and as a change-maker.

Research & Creative Work


Ecological Urbanism
Design Communication
Design Pedagogy
Beginning Design


Licensed Landscape Architect Hawai‘i, USA – HI 20264
CLARB Certified Landscape Architect, US & Canada Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards (CLARB)
Licensed Landscape Architect Utah, USA – UT 13045418-5301
Registered Landscape Architect, AILA #14950 Victoria, Australia (2019-2022)

Professional Experience

2022 – current          Principal, Simon Bussiere Landscape Architect, Honolulu, HI
2017 – current           Principal Investigator, University of Hawai‘i Community Design Center, UHCDC Honolulu, HI
2009 – 2010              Landscape Architect, AECOM Design + Planning (EDAW) | Melbourne, VIC Australia
2008 – 2009             Landscape Designer, Estudio Teddy Cruz | PARC Foundation | NYC, NY & Granada, Nicaragua
2008 – 2009             International Community Service Fellow, Harvard University | Cambridge, MA and La Prusia, Nicaragua
2005 – 2015              Owner/Operator, nativespace: design/build | Shutesbury, MA USA


2023 Bussiere, S. Ed. Conceptual Landscapes: Fundamentals in the Beginning Design Process. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London. 276 Pages, 212 Color Illustrations. Print.May 15, 2023.