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Julia Watson

Julia is an Australian born lecturer and landscape designer living, teaching and practicing in New York. She teaches in the Urban Design program at Columbia GSAPP having previously taught at Harvard University, Rhode Island School of Design and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Graduating with the highest distinction of the landscape architecture department at Harvard University as both a Charles Eliot (2008) and Olmsted Fellow (2008) with a specialization in the living landscape eco-technologies and the preservation of sacred cultural space. In 2013, she founded Studio Rede, a landscape design and conservation practice that works at the intersection of anthropology, ecology and innovation.

Julia’s research is a uniquely focused global study of the large-scale local innovations of indigenous communities. She is currently working on her first solo publication for the ‘Innovations in Infrastructure’ Urban Design book series. The project titled ‘Ancient Innovations’ received a NYSCA grant sponsored by Storefront for Art and Architecture (2017). She’s also co-author with Dr. Steve Lansing, of a spiritual guidebook titled, ‘Guide to Bali’s UNESCO World Heritage. Tri Hita Karana: Cultural Landscape of Subaks and Water Temples’. Julia is a REALITY Fellow (2016), WIRED/Oakley’s ‘Disruptive By Design’ Ambassador (2014), Pop!tech Social Innovation Fellow (2013) and Speaker (2012) and a Robert S. Brown Fellow (2013). Prior to her life in the US, Julia worked in Australia and the UK in private practice for eight years.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6851‑1 Spring 2020
Urban Design Studio III
Ud orff stutiganatra sp20 map 2
Ud orff talfuerst claudiakleffmann laszlokovacs victoriavuono sp20 04 filtration terraces
 ud orff shuo han,yuan qin,zhen hua,zhou wu, sp20 scenario1
Kate Orff, Lee Altman, Adriana Chavez, Dilip da Cunha, Geeta Mehta, Thaddeus Pawlowski, Julia Watson, Fitsum Gelaye
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6 :30 PM , F 3:30-5:30
9 Points
A6851‑1 Spring 2019
Studio III: Resilient Cities: Water Urbanism in Can Tho, Vietnam and Pune, India
Aerial rendering of "Metro, Myna and the Mula-Mutha" by Alexandra Burkhardt, Lorena Galvão, and Maria Palomares
Aerial rendering of "Metro, Myna and the Mula-Mutha" by Alexandra Burkhardt, Lorena Galvão, and Maria Palomares
Aerial rendering of "Metro, Myna and the Mula-Mutha" by Alexandra Burkhardt, Lorena Galvão, and Maria Palomares
Kate Orff, Dilip da Cunha, Geeta Mehta, Thaddeus Pawlowski, Linh Pham, Julia Watson
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6 :30 PM , F 3:30-5:30
Full Semester
9 Points
A6851‑1 Spring 2018
Urban Design Studio III
Sp18 ud fanurbanism wangchuangtsaiguo 01c
Sp18 ud fanurbanism wangchuangtsaiguo 02
Sp18 ud fanurbanism wangchuangtsaiguo dia
Kate Orff, Ziad Jamaleddine, Laura Kurgan, Nora Akawi, Geeta Mehta, Julia Watson, Dilip da Cunha
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6 :30 PM, F 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Full Semester
9 Points