Patents, Innovation, Environment
Richard Hindle is a designer, innovator, and educator. He teaches courses in ecological technology, planting design, and site design studios. Professor Hindle's research focuses on technology in the urban and regional 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, city and landscape. His writing and making explores environmental futurism as chronicled in patent documents and 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 the Journal of the Patent Office Society (JPTOS), Journal of Landscape Architecture (JOLA), Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), The Plan Journal, 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.
LAEP innovation Seminar Spring 2017! Ecological Sea Walls and Breakwaters (LDARCH 226 Innovation Seminar)
Recent work with Tom Leader Studio as part of the COMMON GROUND TEAM - Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge.http://www.resilientbayarea.org/common-ground/
I also like to surf and care deeply about coastal issues.https://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/news/surfing-the-landscape-with-professor-richard-hindle
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 ACSA - 2019 Architectural Education Award Winners 2018-2019
JAE Best Article - Patent Scenarios for the Mississippi River http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/awards/archives/2019-architectural-education-award-winners
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
A vertical garden: origins of the Vegetation-Bearing Architectonic Structure and System (1938). In: studies in the history of gardens and designed landscapes
The Hard Habitats of Coastal Armoring. In: Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning
Levees that Might Have Been. In: Places Journal
GEOGRAPHIES OF INNOVATION (Exhibition Booklet) http://issuu.com/richardhindlerichardl.hindle/docs/geograhies_of_innovation
Infrastructures of Innovation. In: Scaling Infrastructure @MIT CAU
Inventing Landscapes. In: Landscape Architecture Magazine August 2013
Patents and Place: Intellectual Property and Site Specificity. In: Forty-Five Journal of Outside Research
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
Patent Scenarios for the Mississippi River. In: Journal of Architectural Education (Themed Volume: Environments 2017)
California’s Legacy of Swamplands. In: BOOM California (27-September-2017)
Inventing Venice: an urban and environmental innovation model from the lagoon city. Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Centennial Volume 100.3