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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

My research interest broadly centers on the complex relationship between people and the built environment. Related interests include environmental psychology, spatial design theory, human scale, landscape photography and campus design.

Selected Publications

  • 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)
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
Licensed Landscape Architect (Georgia #1251 and North Carolina #1244)

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 GSLA Faculty of the Year
  • 2006-2007 Lilly Teaching Fellow – The University of Georgia
  • 2006 Excellence in Design Studio Teaching – Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)