Kristi Cheramie is an associate professor and head of Landscape Architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University.
Her research employs alternate practices of spatial history to explore erasure, loss, and forgetting as powerful agents of change in the landscape. Her work, largely based in fieldwork, tracks patterns of adaptability and transformation, with a particular focus on efforts aimed at mitigating or eliminating change.
Cheramie’s research and teaching have been recognized internationally. Most recently, she received the Prince Charitable Trusts/Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, where she examined erased ecologies in and around the Colosseum. Her ongoing work on the flood landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River Basin has been the subject of winning competition entries, articles, and exhibitions. In 2011, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cheramie led an interdisciplinary team in the documentation of Louisiana coastal communities compromised by land loss, sea level rise and competing industrial interests.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.