SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

Simon M. Bussiere, ASLA

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecological Design
Master in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Office room number
ARCH 301f

Email address
bussiere@hawaii.edu

simonbussiere.com

Phone number
Office: 808-956-3514
Mobile: 413-548-4078

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 and Creative Work

Profile

  • Areas of Interest

    Ecological Urbanism

    Design Communication

    Design Pedagogy

  • Professional Experience

    2016 - current
    Principal Investigator, UHCDC

    2015 - current
    International Landscape Architect & Team Leader
    Landworks-Sardinia & LWCircus, Florence | Mexico City

    2013 - current
    Director
    LANDMASS Research & Design Collective 

    2009 - 2010
    Landscape Architect
    AECOM Design + Planning | 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 - 2013 
    Director
    nativespace: design/build lab | Shutesbury, MA USA

  • Selected Publications

    Invited Publications

    2019 Bussiere, S., Book Chapter. “Modeling Ecologies: raw materials and conceptual optics” “Representing Landscapes: Analogue”. Ed. Amoroso, N. Routledge

    2016 Bussiere, S. & Riano, Q. Book Chapter. “The Flexible Grid of la Prusia, Nicaragua.” “Total Latin American Architecture”. Ed. De Brea, A. ACTAR, Barcelona

    2012 Bussiere, S. Book Chapter. “Design Through Ambiguity: Rapid Digital Modeling as a Conceptual Design Tool.” “Design as a Social Act.” Ed. Mounayar, M. Ball State University Press

    2012 Bussiere, S. “The Flexible Grid of La Prusia.” World Landscape Architecture, Online Magazine

    2011 S. Bussiere. 42 Technical Drawings. “Sustainable Sites Handbook: a complete guide to the principles, strategies and best practices for sustainable landscapes.” Ed. Calkins, M. Wiley

    2010 Bussiere, S. VIEW: GSD Selected Project Work Tank Magazine, London 2010

    2009 Bussiere, S. “Building capacity: the re-assignment of waterway edge conditions of Sao Paulo’s Favelas” SLUMlab Journal. Columbia University, NYC 

     

    Peer Reviewed Publications

    2018 Bussiere, S., “Visual Ecologies: natural patterns in conceptual optics” Design Communications Association (DCA) Cornell University

    2018 Bussiere, S., & Walters, L. “Machines in the Garden: instrumental simulations, conceptual ecologies” National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) University of Cincinnati

    2018 Walters, L., & Bussiere, S. “Temporal Environments: From Kites to Site”
    National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) University of Cincinnati

    2017 Bussiere, S., “Drawing Chaos: Living Experiments for the Design Studio” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Beijing, China

    2017 Bussiere, S., “Designing Anticipation: experimenting with dynamic change”
    National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) Utah State University

    2016 Bussiere, S. & Lovell, K. “Design and Experiential Learning in Post-Industrial Landscapes” Landscape Research Record No. 5.

    2016 Deeg, L., Blalock, J. & Bussiere, S. “Freud’s Dream Theory and the Polychromic Round” Design Communication Association (DCA) Montana State University

    2016 Bussiere, S., Riano, Q., & Headley, D. “Collecting the Big Idea: Conceptual Design in Contemporary Practice and Education” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Utah State University

    2016 Bussiere, S., Lovell, K. “Landworks-Sardinia: Experiential Learning in Post-Industrial Landscapes” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Utah State University

    2016 Bussiere, S., & Wit, A. “Inclusiveness in Robotic Urbanism: Rediscovering Urban Space through Interactive Installations”. European Design Communication Association, (DCA-E) Istanbul, Turkey

    2015 Bussiere, S. “Global Perspectives on Critical Practice: Envisioning Heritage in New Landscapes” European Architectural Envisioning Association (EAEA) Conference Proceedings, Lodz, Poland

    2015 George, B. & Bussiere, S. “Factors impacting students' decisions to stay or leave the design studio: A national study”. Landscape Research Records 4.

    2015 Headley, D., & Bussiere, S. “Investigating the Digital/Analog/Cognitive Collision through Codified CNC Mill Watercolor Painting.” Architectural Science Review. Volume 59, Issue 1. Architectural Science Association (ASA) (Best Paper Award), Melbourne, Australia

    2015 Wit, A. & Bussiere, S. “Investigations in Robotic Urbanism: Rediscovering Urban Space through Interactive Installations” Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics (SIGraDI), Brazil

    2015 Pavlechko, G., Harwood, P., Bussiere, S., Cassady, J., Jones, J., Jacobi, K., & George, B. “Pre- Occupancy Phenomenological Inquiry of Learning Space” Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR). Scotland

    2015 George, B. & Bussiere, S. “Non-Traditional Students and Design Studio Pedagogy: Making Design Studio More Inclusive” Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (iCERi) Seville, Spain

    2015 Bussiere, S., James, M., George, B. & Parker, P. “The Why’s, Do’s, and Don’ts of Social Media in Design Education”. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Kansas State University

    2015 Bussiere, S. Book Review. “Cities By Design: The Social Life of Urban Form” by Fran Tonkiss (Cambridge: Polity Press) Urban Morphology: International Seminar on Urban Form vol. 19, no. 1.

    2014 Headley, D. & Bussiere, S. “The Design Grotesque.”
    Architectural Science Association (ASA), Conference Proceedings, Genoa, Italy

    2014 Bussiere, S. & Eggink, H., “Charrette Graphics: Old and New Schools of Quick Visual Thinking.” Design Communications Association (DCA), Conference Proceedings, Atlanta, GA

    2014 Deeg, L. & Bussiere, S. “Hypercurriculum: Multimedia Course Content in Foundation Design” EDUcause Connect, Conference Proceedings, Baltimore, MD

    2014 Bussiere, S. “Immersive Learning in Landscape Architecture.”
    Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Abstract, Baltimore, MD

    2013 Bussiere, S. & Deeg, L. “Quick Response Design Assessment.”
    Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference Proceedings, Austin, TX

    2013 Bussiere, S. “Sustainable Outcomes of a Flexible Grid: La Prusia, Nicaragua.”
    Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference Proceedings, Austin, TX

    2012 Bussiere, S. “Sustainable Tactics in Emerging Communities: lessons for educators.” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Abstract, Urbana-Champaign, IL 

  • Courses

    ARCH 483 Urban Ecological Analysis and Design

    ARCH 651 Landscape Design Fundamentals Studio

    ARCH 631 Landscape Design Communication

    ARCH 743 Architecture Studio IV

    ARCH 490  Urban Ecology

    ARCH 341 Design Studio 

    ARCH 690/490 Drawing Ecologies 

    ARCH 750 Architecture Research Studio: Urban Design

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