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College of Environment and Design

Ashley Steffens



Phone: 706-542-4152
Street address: 143 Jackson Street Bulding
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Biographical Information

Ashley Steffens is an Associate Professor in the College of Environment and Design. She is the Technology Editor for Landscape Architect and Specifier News, co-author of a book, Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects, an Introduction, and author of numerous published conference proceedings and articles. Ashley serves as the Secretary and Vice President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) and co-chair of the Design Education and Pedagogy track for the CELA conferences. She teaches Hand Graphics, Computer Graphics, Plants of the South, and Community Design studio, as well as study abroad courses. She often utilizes service learning projects for studio course work as a way to link the professional and educational expectations in project development.


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA


Hand Graphics, Computer Graphics, Technology, Portfolio and Professional Development, and Educational/Public Gardens and Parks

Selected Publications

Calabria, Ashley and Jose Buitrago. Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects: An Introduction. Delmar-Cengage Learning, Clifton Park, N.Y., USA, 2008

“Tech Trends”, Landscape Architect and Specifier News, 01 ed., vol. 28, pp. 26, 28, 2012

“Generation Speed: Part 1: Graphics” on
The 2014 4th most viewed article January – October 2014. Publication received 1,384,205 visits.