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​E​mmanuel Didier


Emmanuel Didier   Contact Information

   Phone: ​970.416.1018

   Cell: 970.631.2485
   Office Location: 506 CU Denver Building
   Office Hours: By appointment


Landscape Architecture

Degrees Held
  • Diplome National d’Arts Plastiques (BA equivalent) – Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts de Marseille, France, 1996

  • Master of Architecture (University of Virginia) 2004
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (University of Virginia) 2004​
Creative Research/PRACTICE

Practicing landscape architecture as a creative and generative process that enriches communities and enhances [reveals] the sets of relationships between land, ecological systems and cultural patterns of a given site within its larger context. 

Promoting landscapes as resilient environments that foster health, well-being, and ecological diversity.

When engaging with a site, we recognize the degrees of transformations and operations applied to such site: re-establishing negotiations between human settlements and natural communities as sets of shared territories.

Ground is the [landscape architecture] medium on which we operate to create dynamic environments – 3Dimensional fields that are transformative and engaging.

Creating threads across the landscape; to design is to celebrate social and cultural ‘memories’ of the site; weaving communities and spaces to unique histories.

Environments of focus include urban public realm, public gardens, housing projects, health facilities, and historically modified urban waterways and drainages.

Professional Associations

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), member
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), member
American Public Garden Association, member




2014    LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden Design Workshop. “Tree House Project as Tool for Reforestation and Community Building.” Authored and presented for public event, with garden director Dr. Kuehny.

2014 The Arboretum at Penn State. “Children’s Garden as Tool for Education”

2012        American Public Garden Association. “Haiti National Botanic Garden.” In collaboration with William Cinea, author and director. 

2011      Haiti National Botanic Garden International Conference. “Design Process as Community Building.” Authored and presented in Haiti, with Dr. Peter Jackson of Missouri Botanic Gardens, Dr. Don Rakow of The Cornell Plantations, Dr. Sarada Krishnan of Denver Botanic Gardens.


Didier, Emmanuel, “My Lines.” ROOT v6 Representation, October 2014

Didier, Emmanuel, “Curator’s Comments.” Warren T. Byrd, Jr – … a dot or a line, will be alive. Exhibition at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver, October 2013​

Most Recent Courses
  • LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Land Art Generator Initiative 2014 Design Competition, Copenhagen

  • LA 5503 - Landscape Architectural Design Studio 3: Transects, Placemaking and Urban Drainage: Weir Gulch, Denver

  • LA 6711 - Advanced Graphics

  • LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Castle Pinckney International Design Competition, ACSA, Charleston, SC

  • LA 5503 - Landscape Architectural Design Studio 3: Green Streets, Infrastructure and Placemaking; Konza Tech City project, Kenya

  • LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Haiti Botanic Garden as Tool for Reforestation and Community Building 

  • LA 5503 - Landscape Architectural Design Studio 3: Transects

  • ​LA 6607/08 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Haiti Ideas Challenge, ACSA International Design Competition

2012 Denver Re-imagine Play, National Design Competition, Finalist 
2011 Merit Award, Westside Creeks Restoration Master Plan, ASLA Colorado Chapter 
2010 ASLA Excellence Awards for Analysis and Planning, Kigali Conceptual Master Plan, Rwanda
2010 Parks Merit Award for Master Planning: Flight 93 Memorial, National Park Service 
2009 Honor Award, UPRR Trail Master Plan, ASLA Nevada Chapter
2009 ASLA Honor Design Award, The Dell at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2008 Mason Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, Urban Design Award, City of Fort Collins
2007 Honor Award for Design: Asia Trail at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, ASLA VA Chapter
2004 AIA School Medal for Excellence in Architecture
2004 Benjamin C. Howland Design Competition, Winner, School of Architecture, UVA
2003 Scholastic Award, AIA

2014 My Lines. ROOTs
2014 Artisan Framing Gallery
2007 National Zoo. Landscape Architecture Magazine
2006 Modern Public Gardens
2005 James Monroe Birthplace. Landscape Architecture Magazine
2005 Pavilion Gardens: The University’s Uncommon Common Space. The University of Virginia Alumni News.
2003 Half My World, The Garden of Anne Spencer.

2011 First Prize – Haiti Industry - Haiti Ideas Challenge, ACSA International Design Competition
2011 First Prize – Haiti Policy - Haiti Ideas Challenge, ACSA International Design Competition​

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