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College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Mary G. Padua, Ph.D., ASLA, CLARB, RLA

Mary G. Padua, Ph.D., ASLA, CLARB, RLA

Professor of Landscape Architecture

School of Architecture
Office: Lee 2-209
Phone: (864) 656-3925

Ph.D., Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Research Interests: Adaptive strategies and the meaning of place, Modernity in Asia, and Salutengenic design

Dr. Mary G. Padua, ASLA, RLA, is a Professor in Clemson University’s Landscape Architecture program in the School of Architecture in 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.

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