Michael Blier, FASLA, RLA, Hon BSA
Director of Design, Founding Principal
Michael Blier is a registered landscape architect and founding principal of the critically recognized design group Landworks Studio, located in Salem, Massachusetts, with a satellite office in downtown Boston.
Michael’s recent work is largely urban and site specific in nature. It seeks to exploit the inherent complexities that exist between ecologically challenged sites, environmental and cultural sustainability, material tectonics, and program. Exploring these complexities results in highly performative, experientially, and visually compelling solutions to a broad set of conditions that confront the re-urbanization of disturbed land.
Michael has been teaching studios and visiting as a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design since 1991 as a means of engaging and expanding the discipline of landscape architecture, and to test the processes by which it is conceived. He also lead design studios and taught representation courses at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design from 1997 to 2010.
He has lectured extensively throughout the United States at universities including the Knowlton School of Architecture
at The Ohio State University, Penn State University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Colorado in Fort
Collins, The Taubman School at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University, The University of Illinois C/U
and Harvard University.