Professor and Founding Chair
Office: 3-109 Lee Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3925
Ph.D., Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Research Interests: Adaptive strategies and the meaning of place, Modernity in Asia, and Salutengenic design
Dr. Mary G. Padua, ASLA, RLA, is founding Chair and Professor at Clemson University’s new Department of Landscape Architecture at the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities in Clemson, South Carolina, USA. She is a design educator, landscape architect and contemporary theorist whose published research focuses on China’s post-Mao designed environments, adaptive urbanism and the meaning of public space. Dr. Padua has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops at universities on four continents. She has over twenty years of professional experience working as landscape architect and urban designer that involved collaborations with Weijen Wang, AIA, Pamela Burton, FASLA and Company, Cesar Pelli & Associates, the late Lawrence Halprin, and the late Charles W. Moore, among others. She maintains MGP Studio, a critically-minded practice focused on selected projects that interrogate culture-based contemporary issues. Additionally, she’s a fine art photographer with work held in public and private collections. She holds degrees from University of California, Berkeley, UCLA and Edinburgh College of Art.