Visualizing the interface between infrastructure, ecology, and culture
Infrascape Design is the research and teaching blog of Barry Lehrman, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona. Barry is a registered Landscape Architect (MN License #47285), who teaches the design of large-scale landscapes, advanced design methods, urban design, green infrastructure, climate adaptation and sustainability. His research focus is on visualizing the interface between infrastructure, ecology, and culture to make a more resilient and beautiful world.
A landscape futurist, Lehrman utilizes emerging design methods and technology to poetically visualize the dynamic connections between water, energy, ecology, and culture. His work and advanced courses embrace prototyping environmental sensors that measure and visualize the hidden world around us, to using parametric design tools to envision multifunctional infrastructure that integrates ecosystem services, cultural meaning, and technical criteria.
Notable scholarship and research:
- 2013-2015 Aqueduct Futures Project
- exhibited LA City Hall in 2013 and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in 2015)
- Recharge City, 3rd place in Archinect’s 2015 Dry Futures Competition.
- Fall 2017 sabbatical: InfraDRIP: Infrastructural Display of Real-time Information for Persuasion.
- Visualizing water infrastructure with Sankey maps: a case study of mapping the Los Angeles Aqueduct, California. Journal of Maps. Volume 14, 2018 – Issue 1. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2018.1473815
- 2019 Physical Computing Discovery Collection (Cal Poly Pomona SPICE Innovative Instruction Grant $24,500)
- 2021 Google Street View Tools (and more) for Remote and In-Person Instruction
(Cal Poly Pomona SPICE Innovative Instruction Grant $24,950)
Infrascape Design is published by Barry Lehrman and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.