- MLA/MDS, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- BA Architecture, Washington University, St Louis
Danika Cooper is a landscape designer, urbanist, and researcher. Her work focuses on giving expression to underrepresented materials and methods in the practice, theory, and representation of landscape architecture. Her current research explores the relationship between water management and weather patterns in the world's deserts.
At UC Berkeley, her work strives to highlight and strengthen connections between practice, research, and teaching. Previously she was the 2015-2016 Designer-in-Residence teaching fellow at the University of Illinois, Department of Landscape Architecture. She holds Master in Landscape Architecture and Master of Design Studies degrees from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, as well as, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.
This fall, Cooper teaches “Contemporary Approaches to Visualization in Landscape Architecture” which explores landscape representation through a number of drawing types and conventions, across a range of scales and through interplay between analog and digital media. The course examines topics central to the San Francisco Bay Area, introducing students to new tools and techniques for surveying the region and its ecological, infrastructural and social systems to ultimately imagine future landscape strategies for it.
- Courses Taught
- LN ARCH 189 Contemporary Approaches to Visualization in Landscape Architecture