Erin Putalik

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.