Erin Putalik is an assistant professor of landscape architecture and architecture at the University of Virginia.
Focusing primarily on managed forests and coastlines, her research considers how local and small-scale design practices reflect large environmental shifts. She has written broadly about the use of new wood-based materials in the context of forest depletion, and is currently working on a project on dune conservation and National Lakeshores. She is a licensed architect, holds a doctorate in design history and theory from the University of Pennsylvania, and co-directs Proof Projects with Brian Davis and Sean Burkholder. With Brian, she is currently collaborating on a U.S. Army Corps Engineering with Nature grant to develop historically and culturally rooted natural infrastructure proposals for three national parks along the Virginia coast.