Zachary Barker

Zachary Barker

Philadelphia, PA, US



I will graduate in May 2013 with Honors from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. Throughout my studies, I have pursued extracurriculars, internships, and independent coursework relating to the revitalization of post-industrial urban landscapes. In my final year, I completed my independent thesis project analyzing landscape infrastructure in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I would like to continue to explore the integration of landscape, infrastructure, and architecture as a professional and later as a graduate student. I am a dual citizen of the United States and New Zealand and aspire to create sustainable and beautiful landscapes in both countries and worldwide during my career.


Landscape Architectural Drawing, Modeling & Visualization, Laser Cutting, Public Speaking, Community Engagement, Communications & Print Media, Web Publishing, Quantitative Research Methods


State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2008 - current


University Olmsted Scholar, Scholarship

Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, the Olmsted Scholars Program with its $25,000 prize and new $15,000 undergraduate award is the premier national award program for landscape architecture students.


George F. Earle Scholarhsip, Scholarship

The George F. Earle Scholarship was established in 2003 by Richard and Patricia Gustafson to honor Professor Emeritus Earle. This annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding senior landscape architecture student.


Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha, NU Chapter, Nomination

An international society promoting scholarship and leadership in landscape architecture. The Society emphasizes leadership and character, and strives for improvement of the profession of landscape architecture. Furthermore, the Society seeks to preserve valuable traditions and customs, and to foster the spirit of amicability among those who have displayed outstanding ability in the profession.


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