SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

Judith Stilgenbauer

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Dipl.-Ing. Univ., Technische Universität München (TU Munich), 1996
MLA, University of California at Berkeley, 1998

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Office Room Number
ARCH 201-C

Email Address
jstilg@hawaii.edu

Phone Number
Office: (808) 956-7227

Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA, is an associate professor in landscape architecture and urban design. Her creative work in teaching and applied research focuses on the role of process, performance, and placemaking in ecological urbanism and public open space design across diverse spatial and temporal scales. Stilgenbauer’s recent design research has focused on urban land-water relationships and adaptive coastal resilience design.

Judith Stilgenbauer serves as Director of Graduate Studies, a role in which she oversees the school’s Doctor of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degree programs. Stilgenbauer is a director on the national American Society of Landscape Architects’ Board of Trustees. 

Research and Creative Work

Pookela Award 2018 <br /> The award name stands for "striving for the best, commitment to excellence, champion, or pinnacle of excellence." The ASLA Pookela Award recognizes landscape architects who have made significant contributions and changed the way the profession looks at landscape architecture.
Pookela Award 2018
The award name stands for "striving for the best, commitment to excellence, champion, or pinnacle of excellence." The ASLA Pookela Award recognizes landscape architects who have made significant contributions and changed the way the profession looks at landscape architecture.
Shore Promenade and Coastal Open Space Network Study:   Resilience and Connectivity by Design <br /> UHCDC Landscape Lab: Judith Stilgenbauer (Principal Investigator), Hayley Diamond (Senior Research Associate), Diane Moore (Project Designer), and graduate student project assistants. Client: State of Hawaii Office of Planning; funding: $250,000; duration: 2018-2020
Shore Promenade and Coastal Open Space Network Study: Resilience and Connectivity by Design
UHCDC Landscape Lab: Judith Stilgenbauer (Principal Investigator), Hayley Diamond (Senior Research Associate), Diane Moore (Project Designer), and graduate student project assistants. Client: State of Hawaii Office of Planning; funding: $250,000; duration: 2018-2020
Lake Wilson: Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area Study and Proof-of-Concept Design <br /> UHCDC Landscape Lab: Judith Stilgenbauer (Principal Investigator), Hayley Diamond (Senior Research Associate), Diane Moore (Project Designer), and graduate student project assistants. Client: State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources; funding: $250,000; duration: 2018-2019
Lake Wilson: Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area Study and Proof-of-Concept Design
UHCDC Landscape Lab: Judith Stilgenbauer (Principal Investigator), Hayley Diamond (Senior Research Associate), Diane Moore (Project Designer), and graduate student project assistants. Client: State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources; funding: $250,000; duration: 2018-2019
First Prize and implementation, international design competition, 228 National Memorial Park, Taiwan, 2006 – 2012
First Prize and implementation, international design competition, 228 National Memorial Park, Taiwan, 2006 – 2012
228 National Memorial Park, Taiwan (15-acre public park and national memorial), 2006 – 2012
228 National Memorial Park, Taiwan (15-acre public park and national memorial), 2006 – 2012
228 National Memorial Park, Taiwan, 2006 – 2012
228 National Memorial Park, Taiwan, 2006 – 2012
2015 BUGA Park, Munich, Germany
2015 BUGA Park, Munich, Germany
2015 BUGA Park, Munich, Germany
2015 BUGA Park, Munich, Germany

Profile

  • Areas of Interest

    Landscape architecture
    Public open space design
    Ecological urbanism
    Sustainable urban design
    Brownfield development
    Landscape infrastructure

  • Professional Experience

    Prior to beginning her first tenure-track faculty position at UC Berkeley in 2003, Judith Stilgenbauer had garnered recognition and gained substantial professional experience in Germany. She headed the Munich office of the Rainer Schmidt Landscape Architecture firm, where she played a lead role in numerous master-planning and realized urban landscape design projects. With her own studio, in which Stilgenbauer participated in urban/landscape design competitions in Asia and America, she was awarded first prize and the commission to design the 15-acre "228 National Memorial Park" in Chiayi City, Taiwan—a project that was opened to the public in 2012.  Based on these prior professional experiences and her research expertise, in 2018 Stilgenbauer was awarded a combined $500,000 in grants to conduct two large-scale design research studies. As Principal Investigator in the University of Hawaii Community Design Center (UHCDC) Landscape Lab, she leads a research and design team in the work on the following projects: Lake Wilson Watershed Study with Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area Proof-of-Concept Design (to be completed December 2019) and South Shore Promenade and Coastal Hybrid Open Space Networks: Resilience and Connectivity by Design (to be completed May 2020).

    Judith Stilgenbauer is a member of the Architektenkammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Architects Association, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). From 2013 to 2014 she served as the President of the Hawaii Chapter of ASLA. Currently, Stilgenbauer is a member of the national ASLA Board of Trustees.

  • License(s)

    Professional license as landscape architect, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (No. 16389) since 2002

  • Selected Publications

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, "[Eco]Logical Urban Placemaking for Climate-Change-Resilient Honolulu Waterfronts,” in Urban Infill Vol. 8: Variability & Urban Change; Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, eds., Kent State University, forthcoming, 2018

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, “[Eco]Logical Urban Placemaking: Connectivity and Climate Change Resilience by Design,” in IFLA World Congress Proceedings, 2018, pp. 393-400

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, "Processcapes: Dynamic Placemaking,” in Now Urbanism: the Future City is Here; Jeff Hou, Ben Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom, eds., Routledge, 2015, pp. 92-106

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, “Degraded Sites Made Rich and Productive,” in Landscape Architecture China, Vol. 4, 2012, pp. 88 - 91

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, “California Academy of Sciences,” in Topos: The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Issue 78, 2012, pp. 82 – 85

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, “CIVIC (agri)CULTURE,“ in Ground Up: Landscapes of Uncertainty; Jensen, S., Kapitunik, M., eds., 2012, pp. 64-69

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, McBride, Joe R., “Reconstruction of Urban Forests in Hamburg and Dresden following World War II,” in Landscape Journal 29(2), 2010, pp. 144-160

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, "228 National Memorial Park," in 1000X Landscape Architecture; van Uffelen, Chris, ed., Braun, 2009, p. 1003

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, “Digital Design and Competitions,” in Digital Design in Landscape Architecture 2008; Buhmann, Pietsch, Heins, eds., 2008, pp. 82 – 87

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, “The Return of an Archetype: San Francisco’s Octavia Boulevard,” Topos: The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Issue 53, 2005, pp. 74 – 79

    Stilgenbauer, Judith, “Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord,” Places, a Forum of Environmental Design, Vol. 17, Number 3, 2005 EDRA/Places Awards, pp. 6 – 9

  • Courses

    ARCH 341 Intermediate Design Studio A – Site Design
    ARCH 415 Concentration Design Studio
    ARCH 743 Architecture Studio IV – Urban Design
    ARCH 690 Architecture Topics: Processcapes
    ARCH 695 Applied Theories of Landscape Architecture

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