Phoebe McCormick Lickwar is Principal and Founder of FORGE Landscape Architecture and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. She holds an MLA from the Rhode Island School of Design, an M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. with honors in Art History and Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.
Lickwar’s research interests include fieldwork methodology, photographic and audiovisual methods for design research, design pedagogy, and agricultural landscapes. Her recent work has been published in the Journal of Landscape Architecture, LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, and featured in international exhibitions, including the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Rayko Gallery in San Francisco, Copley Society of Art in Boston, and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. She is currently working on a book titled Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes.
In 2016, Lickwar was selected as designer (with Joe Weishaar) and landscape architect of record of the National World War I Memorial in Washington DC. Her work mediates across the arts, architecture, and sciences, drawing upon a multi-disciplinary framework to build sustainable and culturally significant environments. She was chosen as Artist-In-Residence at the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes for summer 2016.
Prior to joining the Fay Jones School, Lickwar was an associate at PWP Landscape Architecture, where she worked in both design and project management roles on a range of master planning and urban design projects including the National 9/11 Memorial, the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, Cleveland Clinic, and the Glenstone Museum. She has taught at the Art Institute of Boston and Maine Media Workshops and has served as a design critic at University of California Berkeley, University of New Mexico, and Cornell University.