Bradley Cantrell

Bradley Cantrell is Chair and Professor at the UVa Department of Landscape Architecture, is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a TED Global Fellow. His research focuses on computation used to construct new types of landscape systems and novel ecologies. His work in Southern Louisiana looks closely at the relationship between large-scale delta infrastructures, real-time monitoring (sensing), and ecological fitness. He was previously Director of the MLA Degree, Co-Director of MDes Technology, and Co-Director of the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Cantrell has developed physical modelling methods designed to test and prototype responsive infrastructures that have been recognized within the discipline for their innovation. He is the co-author of several books and has written numerous peer reviewed essays on the role of computation, machine learning, and robotics in landscape architecture.