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College of Environment and Design

David Spooner

Job Title: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Contact

Email: spoonerd@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-0063
Street address: 113 Jackson Street Building
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Personal Interests

Photography, Drawing, Gardening, and Trail Running

 

 

 

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Biographical Information

David Spooner is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at CED. He holds an undergraduate degree in Horticultural Science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Georgia. He is a licensed landscape architect with 15 years of private practice experience.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from The University of Georgia (1997)
B.S. in Horticulture Science from North Carolina State University (1994)

Research Interests

His research interest broadly centers on the complex relationship between people and the built environment. Related interests include streets, walkability, human scale, and design for healthy communities.

Selected Publications

  • Spooner, David D. (2019) "Place Attachment on University Campuses." Planning for Higher Education, Vol. 47 No.2 January-March, 27-38
  • Spooner, David D. (2019) "Measuring Walkability Through Movement: A Flipbook Approach." Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference, Sacramento, California.
  • Spooner, David D (2018) "Student Place Attachment: A Longitudinal Study," Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Spooner, David D. (2017) "Measuring Social Success in Public Spaces: A Critique, Modification and Application of SITES Credit 6.6." Environmental Design Research Associate Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Spooner, David D. (2015) "Enhancing Campus Sustainability Through SITES and Socially Equitable Design." Planning for Higher Education, Vol. 42 No.4 July-September 30-45.
  • Spooner, David D. (2011) “Ten Minutes Wide – Human Capacities and Campus Design”. Planning for Higher Education, Vol. 39 No. 4 July-September, pp.11-22.
  • Spooner, David D. (2008) “Assessing the Learning Value of Campus Open Spaces through Post-Occupancy Evaluation”, Planning for Higher Education, Vol. 36 No. 3 April-June, pp.44-55.
  • Spooner, David D. (2007) “Enclosure and Walkability: An Italian Street Study”. EDRA 38: Building Sustainable Communities, Environmental Design Research Association, Sacramento, California, pp.85-89.

Organizations

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
Licensed Landscape Architect (Georgia #1251 and North Carolina #1244)

Honors and Awards

  • Design Intelligence Most Admired Educator (2018)
  • GSLA Faculty of the Year (2015)
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow (2006-2007)
  • Excellence in Design Studio Teaching – Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (2006)

COURSES

LAND 1500 Design and the Environment
LAND 4060 Urban Design Studio
LAND 4070 American Garden Design Studio
LAND 4370 Applied Urban Construction
LAND 4380 Implementation Documents
LAND 4430 Landscape Photography
LAND 4900 Senior Capstone Studio
LAND 6040 Community and Place Studio
FYOS The Experience of Place
FYOS A Place of My Own