Leila Tolderlund’s main area of expertise and research is in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism –Design, Planning and Theory. She currently teaches Landscape Architecture Core and Advanced Vertical Design Studios, Integrated Cross-Disciplinary Site Planning seminars, Green Roof, Vertical Gardens and Other Living Systems/Design and Implementation seminars, Design Inspiration seminars, Study Abroad + International Practicum and Urban International Studio.
Leila Tolderlund also practices Landscape Architecture with her own firm – primarily on projects related to green roofs, living walls and green facades. Her primary focus is promoting a holistic approach to sustainable design strategies using green infrastructure and living systems in dense urban settings. Her teaching and practice has been largely focused on addressing trans-disciplinary, intelligent, and resilient design using Participatory Action Research (PAR) strategies to help mitigate global social, environmental and economic challenges. She believes that PAR projects that are collaborative and ‘hands-on’ generate student participation, set the stage for holistic design thinking and are engaging to all.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, member + research committee member
American Society of Landscape Architects, member
United States Green Building Council Local Chapter, member
GRP (Green Roof Professional) Accredited 2007
LEED, NC 2.0 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited 2004