Associate Professor and Curricular Coordinator of Landscape Architecture
Rob Kuper, PLA
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 267-468-8179
- Office: Ambler Campus, Bright Hall 101B
- Website: https://sites.temple.edu/rkuper/
Rob Kuper, a licensed landscape architect, has co-directed design-build studio course projects that have received over 30 awards. In urban open space design and landscape engineering courses, Rob emphasizes clear communication, rational justification, critical inquiry and low or no energy and carbon emissions.
Rob’s research has focused on how time affects the human perception of landscapes. He has proposed moving the Mountain-Central Standard Time Zone Boundary to coincide with the climatic boundary that defines the Great Plains; examined whether seasonally-induced visual changes to plants such as flowering, foliation and senescence affect how much people like a landscape, for whatever reason and investigated whether the size of trees in a scene affects a landscape’s potential to restore one’s ability to pay attention or focus.
Rob has served on many departmental, school, university and organizational committees, anonymously reviewed manuscripts for numerous publications and conferences and participated in several design review juries.
Between practicing landscape architecture in Boston and Phoenix, Rob walked across Nebraska, his home state, from west to east.
MLArch, Auburn University, 2001
BS, Environmental Design, Auburn University, 1999
Kuper, R. (2018, November 12). Effects of Flowering, Foliation, and Autumn Colors on Preference and
Restorative Potential for Designed Digital Landscape Models. Environment and Behavior.
Kuper, R. (2017a). Restorative Potential, Fascination, and Extent for Digital Landscape Models. Urban
Forestry and Urban Greening, 28, 118-130.
Kuper, R. (2017b). Evaluations of Landscape Preference, Complexity, and Coherence for Designed
Digital Landscape Models. Landscape and Urban Planning, 157, 407-421.
Kuper, R. (2015a). Examining the Visual Effects of Plant and Vegetative Dormancy and Foliation on
Preference and Mystery. Landscape Journal, 34(2), 139-159.
Kuper, R. (2015b). Preference, Complexity, and Color Information Entropy Values for Visual Depictions
of Plant and Vegetative Growth. HortTechnology, 25(5), 625-634.