MLArch (UPenn), AB (Vassar) ; Registered Landscape Architect (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects)
Catherine Evans is currently Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) in the UNSW School of Built Environment. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she has served as Director of the UNSW Landscape Architecture Program twice (2004-2006 and 2015-2018) and Chair of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects National Education Committee (2018-2021). She represents the School of Built Environment on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and has co-convened a working group within the Hub since 2018. Prior to her appointment at UNSW in 2000, Catherine was a consultant in the Sydney area on heritage landscapes and worked as a Historical Landscape Architect for the Olmsted Centre for Landscape Preservation in the US National Park Service.
Catherine’s current research focuses on the performance of designed landscapes, the the changing approaches to the planning, provision and design of large urban parks and new frameworks for the design and planning of urban green space. Questions about the sustainability of the outcomes of designed landscapes permeate her research.
Catherine teaches across the environment, design and history and theory streams of the Landscape Architecture Program. Current courses include Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Landscape Analysis, Landscape management, and Plants, Design and Ecology.