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Georgia Harrison Hall


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Biographical Information

Georgia Harrison Hall is an Associate Professor at the College of Environment and Design. She holds an MLA degree from the University of Virginia and joined the CED in 2003 after teaching at Clemson University for three years. Prior to teaching, she worked in private practice for 16 years in Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, and in rural Upstate South Carolina, and is a registered landscape architect.

Her MLA thesis topic at the University of Virginia considered the historical relevance of the Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive. In practice, she was a team member and co-author of the Warner Park Master Plan, a historically significant site within Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson Co.; project manager for the TN State Capitol Hill Restoration; and designer of the Charleston Renaissance Gallery Garden in the historic district of Charleston, SC.

Harrison Hall teaches the MLA introductory design studio and urban design in the BLA program. She has also enjoyed the opportunity to teach at the beautiful UGA campuses in Cortona, Italy and San Luis, Costa Rica.

Her scholarship focuses on the work of the twentieth century American landscape architect Robert Marvin. Harrison Hall has made numerous national conference presentations on the subject of Mr. Marvin, and was an invited speaker in the 2010 Pioneers Regional Symposia, sponsored by the Cultural Landscape Foundation. In 2013, she was interviewed as an expert on Robert Marvin by South Carolina ETV in a video production for the South Carolina Hall of Fame. She served as a cultural resource consultant to the design team working on the rehabilitation of Robert Marvin’s design for Finlay Park in Columbia, SC. Other research interests include cultural landscapes and the national parks. In 2009-10, she was on the design team for the CED Master Plan for Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah.


Design form and natural systems, experiential design, design analysis and critique, historic landscape preservation, rural landscape preservation

Selected Publications

Harrison-Hall, Sarah Georgia, 2017, "Robert E. Marvin: Southern Agrarian Meets Modernist," Landscape Journal, Volume 36, Number 2 (53-71).

Harrison, Sarah Georgia, 2010, “Design with Nature: the South’s Evangel,” Landscape Imprints: Select Papers on Culture, History, Sustainability, Technology, Learning and Landscape, 2003 CELA Conference, Second Edition, Ed. Robert R. Hewitt, Pub. Geoff Taylor, (Web publication, 83-89).

Harrison, Sarah Georgia, 2009, “Modernist Redesign in a Traditional Southern Context: the Robert Marvin Residence in Walterboro, SC,” Exploring the Boundaries of Historic Landscape Preservation, The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 29thAnnual Meeting Proceedings, (180-191).

Harrison, SG, 1987, "The Skyline Drive, A Western Park Road in the East," Parkways: Past, Present, Future, 1987 Appalachian Consortium Conference, (38-48).


Sniff, Danny, Harrison-Hall, G., Longenecker, D., Palacios, Lesley, 2017, Master Plan for East Georgia State College, Statesboro, GA.

Coyle, Gregg, Harrison, G., Davis, B., 2009, "UGA Coastal Gardens and Historic Bamboo Farm Master Plan Report," Savannah, Georgia.


Finlay Park Renovation Master Plan, Cultural Resource Consultant, 2014.

Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah, Georgia, Master Plan and Charrette, 2009-2010.

Reedy River Corridor Master Plan, Greenville, South Carolina, Clemson University for City/County of Greenville, SC, Team Member, 2010.


  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha National Honor Society of Landscape Architects

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 CEDAA Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2019, 2009, 2006 UGA Superior Teaching Award for the College of Environment and Design
  • 2019, 2009 College of Environment and Design Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 2006 Georgia Chapter ASLA Honor Award for CELA 2005: A Time for Place, Conference Proceedings, Co-editor
  • 2003 South Carolina Chapter ASLA Merit Award for Reedy River Corridor Master Plan, Awarded to Center for Community Growth and Change, Design Team Member
  • 2002 Bi-annual SCAPA Award for Outstanding Planning Project, Multi-jurisdictional, Reedy River Corridor Master Plan, Awarded to Center for Community Growth and Change, Design Team Member
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