Joe Favour

Professor in Practice

Head of Landscape Architecture

Joe has over 25 years of professional experience in both private practice and academia. His teaching and practice interests are focused on the intersection of creative design of landscapes, the implementation process of built work, and the cost/material/performance implications of design. He is interested in how emerging technology impacts these areas and alters the design of important space and material typologies like the public street and the college campus. Joe teaches design studios and landscape technology and systems courses, with a particular expertise in earthwork grading, stormwater and college campus design. Joe maintains a limited practice through the Minneapolis-based firm O2 Design. He has been Head of the Landscape Architecture Department since 2014 and an Associate Professor in Practice since 2011. Prior to that Joe worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a licensed landscape architect with several Minnesota firms.

Credentials

BLA, University of Minnesota

MLA, Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Professional Experience

  • oslund.and.associates, Minneapolis
  • Sanders, Wacker, Bergly, St. Paul
  • Habiger, Kretman, Shaffer, St. Paul

Selected Scholarship

Publications

Favour, Joseph. 2010. Building the New I-35 St. Anthony Falls Bridge. Land and Water Magazine, January/February: 8–13

Installations

2006. Twisted Planes: A Secret Garden. University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota.

Teaching

  • LA3002 Informants of Creating Landscape Space
  • LA3571/5571 Landform Systems and Spatial Performance
  • LA5201 Making Landscape Spaces and Types
  • LA8201 Designing Landscapes for Dwelling and Settlement
  • LA8555 Advanced Landscape Planning and Design
  • LA8575 The Art and Ecology of Landscape Detail

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2011. American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter Honor Award. Target Plaza at Target Field, Minneapolis.
  • 2010. American Institute of Architects Honor Award. MacArthur Park Connections Master Plan, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • 2009. American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter Merit Award. MacArthur Park Connections Master Plan, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • 2010. American Institute of Architects Honor Award. St. John’s Abbey and Monastery Guesthouse, Collegeville, Minnesota.
  • 2008. American Society of Landscape Architects, Colorado Chapter Honor Award. Bloomington Central Station Park, Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • 2007. American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter Merit Award. Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis.
  • 2007. American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter Merit Award. St. Paul Central Library Courtyard, St. Paul.
  • 2007. American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter Merit Award. Private Residence, Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Joe Favour

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144 Rapson
89 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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