2023 Class of Fellows, Craig Farnsworth, Illinois and Indiana Chapter02-05-24 | News

2023 Class of Fellows, Craig Farnsworth, Illinois and Indiana Chapter

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
by Staff

Illinois and Indiana Chapter - Category: Knowledge

For more than three decades, Craig Farnsworth's distinctive knowledge and skill in design communication and collaboration with allied professionals and the general public have made an indelible impression on landscape architecture. With a keen devotion to landscape architectural graphic communication to create stunning works of art, he is a craftsman who works with images. But his focus and attention to detail extend beyond creating works of art to sharing his love of design and illustration with current and future generations of landscape architects. Craig specializes in a particular kind of presentation drawing-the "analytique"-which disassembles the parts of a design and then reforms them as a new composition, with each part considered anew. He uses this type of montage often in his work. His authorship and illustration of design planning guides have helped the public embrace sustainable principles that are changing communities around the country, and his illustrations in Sustainable Landscape Construction and Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design continue to be used as national standards for industry best practices. After a 35-year award-winning design career, in 2019 Craig joined the faculty at his alma mater, Ball State University, as Visiting Roan Distinguished Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture. His pivot from private practice to full-time teaching and his illustrations, designs, and communication skills are true assets in the education of aspiring landscape architecture students.