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Orr, Elisabeth

Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Elisabeth (Lisa) Orr, RLA, ASLA, a licensed landscape architect, received her MLA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002. She has practiced landscape architecture and environmental planning in California, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for nearly 15 years. She is owner and principal of Radish Studio, a landscape architecture practice in Pittsburgh. Ms. Orr, a native of West Virginia, joined the faculty of the Landscape Architecture Program at West Virginia University as assistant professor in 2012. Her research investigates cultural landscapes in Appalachia, particularly cemeteries in West Virginia. Through the lens of cultural landscape analysis, Ms. Orr seeks to reveal, interpret and support the preservation of the region’s often overlooked burial landscapes.


Magazine Feature Article

Schuler, T. A.  (2017, March). Request not found [Feature article]. Landscape Architecture Magazine, 107(4), 168—175. (Magazine feature on Prof. Orr’s research program.)

Journal Article

Orr, E.
(2015-16). Country cemeteries and churchyards: Enduring cultural landscapes in Appalachia. Landscape Research Record, No. 4, (119-136). ISSN 247-8335 (This paper received the ‘Most Outstanding Paper Award’ in March 2016 from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture).

Fine Art, Group Exhibitions

Evansville United Methodist Church and Shays Chapel & Cemetery (photography)
9th Annual Women of Appalachia Project 2017-18, a traveling, juried fine art exhibition at Ohio University Southern in Ironton, OH; Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV; Ohio University, Athens, OH; Pump House Center for the Arts, Chillicothe, OH. (Jurors: Stacey Stewart and Thomas Suter).
Clements, Woodlawn Cemetery (photography)
10th Annual Women of Appalachia Project 2018-19, a traveling, juried fine art exhibition at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, WV; Ohio University Southern in Ironton, OH; and Ohio University in Athens, OH. (Jurors: Roger May and Randi Ward).

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