- Cornell University. B.S. Horticulture
- Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) MLA
Richard Hindle is a designer, innovator, and creative director of the Hortucltural Building Systems Lab at UC Berkeley. He teaches courses in ecological technology, planting design, and site design studios. Professor Hindle's research focuses on technology in the garden and landscape with an emphasis on material processes, innovation, and patents. His current research explores innovation in landscape related technologies across a range of scales, from large-scale mappings of riverine and coastal patents to detailed historical studies on the antecedents of vegetated architectural systems.
A recurring theme in Hindle’s work is the tandem history, and future, of technology and landscape. His writing and making explores the potential of new technological narratives and material processes to reframe theory, practice, and the production of landscape. He is a published author with articles appearing in Landscape Architecture Magazine, UC Berkeley’s Ground-Up Journal, and Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. In 2012 he received a Graham Foundation Award for the reconstruction of the “Vegetation-Bearing Architectonic Structure and Systems” and continues to explore the technological origins of other emergent technologies. Richard has worked as a consultant and designer, specializing in the design of advanced horticultural and building systems, from green roofs and facades to large-scale urban landscapes. He has worked with firms such as Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Steven Holl Architects, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Surface Design, Shop Archtiects, and Atelier Jean Nouvel. Hindle holds degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture from Cornell University and the Rhode Island School of Design, respectively.
Check out some of my student's work from Spring 2017!
I also like to surf and care deeply about coastal issues.
Currently I am workign with Tom Leader Studio as part of the COMMON GROUND TEAM - Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge.
- Courses Taught
- LD ARCH 111 PLANTS IN DESIGN: From natural precedents to urban systems
- LD ARCH 200a FOUNDATIONS IN LAEP: Modalities of the Urban Landscape
- LD ARCH 226 LAEP INNOVATION SEMINAR
- LD ARCH 204 CAPSTONE STUDIO
- Awards + Recognition
- Graham Foundation Grant for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts "Reconstructing the 'Vegetation-Bearing Architectonic Structure and System (1938)' http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grantees/4834-reconstructing-the-vegetation-bearing-architectonic-structur
- Selected Publications
Patent Scenarios for the Mississippi River. In: Journal of Architectural Education (Themed Volume: Environments 2017)
Territory and Technology: a Case Study and Strategy from the California Delta. In: The Plan Journal - Volume 2/2017 - Issue 2 [RESILIENT EDGES] W/ Neeraj Bhatia
California’s Legacy of Swamplands. In: BOOM California (27-September-2017)
Levees that Might Have Been. In: Places Journal
Patents and Place: Intellectual Property and Site Specificity. In: Forty-Five Journal of Outside Research
Infrastructures of Innovation. In: Scaling Infrastructure @MIT CAU
Inventing Landscapes. In: Landscape Architecture Magazine August 2013
A vertical garden: origins of the Vegetation-Bearing Architectonic Structure and System (1938). In: studies in the history of gardens and designed landscapes
GEOGRAPHIES OF INNOVATION (Exhibition Booklet) http://issuu.com/richardhindlerichardl.hindle/docs/geograhies_of_innovation
Territorial Technologies. (Workshop Booklet)
Stanley Hart White and the Question of "What is Modern" In In: studies in the history of gardens and designed landscapes