About Dr Lolly Tai

Image of Dr. Lolly TaiDr. Lolly Tai is an educator and a licensed landscape architect. She is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Temple University where she was formerly Senior Associate Dean of School of Environmental Design and Chair of the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department. She began her teaching career at Clemson University where she also established her landscape architecture private practice. Prior to that time, she was a landscape architect and project manager at the firm of Hart/Howerton in New York City.

For nearly the last 20 years, her research focus has been on designing outdoor environments for children. It was sparked by the first schoolyard project she issued to her students at Clemson University. To her surprise, she found a dearth of information on the topic. Since then, she has been passionate about exploring, learning, and writing about designing inspiring spaces for children.

She is the co-author of the acclaimed book, Designing Outdoor Environments for Children (McGraw-Hill, 2006). A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, she is also the recipient of the Bradford Williams Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Award of Distinction from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Honor Award for Design from the National Landscape Association, and numerous other professional awards. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, and a PhD from Heriot Watt University, Scotland.