Simon Bussiere

Simon Bussiere

Boston, MA, US



I’m an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. I trained at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts before leading a design/build company in New England and practicing as a Landscape Architect in the Australian offices of EDAW/AECOM. I’m interested in projects and processes that are fluid in scale and disciplinary focus. My teaching and scholarship focus on the intersection of urban landscapes, design theory and representation technology in contemporary design practice and education.



Ball State University, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Researching the intersection of informality and potential applications for new modes of infrastructure along the world's political equator. Teaching a series of courses examining Ecological Urbanism, Design Communication, Professional Practice and Emerging Technologies.

Aug 2010 - current

nativespaces, owner

Responsible for the planning, design and construction of structures and landscapes from project initiation, through final stages of program implementation and administration. Building client partnerships, guiding organized, efficient and profitable project development, project planning and design from schematic to specifications, construction management, proposal development, project estimating and bidding, sale presentations, all with careful attention to detail, scope and impact regardless of scale, with an emphasis on the use of native materials, as well as a proficiency in numerous modes of analog and digital design representation, mastery of construction methods and processes for a host of traditional, fabricated and smart materials and a comprehensive approach to project leadership and coordination.

May 2005 - current

AECOM, Landscape Architect

Operating on all scales of project design and delivery in a highly creative and interdisciplinary environment to promote and manifest innovative works of natural and built urban systems in Australia and abroad.

High level project design communication and presentation with a large inter-disciplinary team: Concept & Schematic Design through Design Development & Construction Documentation, Strategic Planning, Writing and Report Structuring for a range of complex local and international work in Corporate, Leisure + Cultural, Real Estate Development, Civic, Utilities and Transportation market sectors.

Nov 2009 - Aug 2010

Harvard University, International Community Service Fellow

Awarded travel and living expenses to develop prototype systems of rainwater catchment and productive landscapes to be retrofitted into an existing social housing project in the community of La Prusia on the outskirts of Granada, Nicaragua. Organized NGO volunteers, children and adults from the community to create an edible schoolyard, medicinal garden and rainwater catchment/irrigation systems.

May 2008 - Jun 2008


Harvard University, Masters, Landscape Architecture

MLA II, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Urbanism, Urban Design, Social Development

Activities and Societies: International Community Service Fellow Harvard Real Estate Club, Member Harvard University Peer Advisor American Society of Landscape Architects, Student Member

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

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