Martin Holland

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Associate Professor - Landscape Architecture
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Landscape Architecture, Room 146
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  • BA Dalhousie University
  • MLA University of Virginia
  • PhD University of Illinois

Bio Summary

Martin Holland, PhD is an associate professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, where he teaches courses in landscape design, theory and history. He has taught courses in Landscape Architecture at Clemson University, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, and at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago.

His scholarly interests lie at the intersection of landscape design, cultural studies and collective memory. His dissertation provides a genealogy of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, exploring the lasting effects that the rushed commemoration process had on the memorial and the surrounding urban fabric. Addressing urban planning and policy, cultural geography, and the right to public space, the dissertation situates the memorial within a longer struggle of urban redevelopment. He is particularly interested in how monuments, memorials and other sites of commemoration are used, managed and interpreted to guide, inform and influence, the public’s understanding of history and how it relates to the built environment.

Professor Holland received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign and his MLA is from the University of Virginia. He completed his bachelor's degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he majored in philosophy. 

Area of Research

Landscape Architecture
Rural Studies