Craig David Farnsworth

Craig David Farnsworth

Visiting Roan Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture



Craig Farnsworth, RLA, ASLA is a registered landscape architect with more than thirty years’ experience in private practice with firms in Virginia and the Chicago region. He has worked on a wide range of site-specific and master planning projects for clients such as Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and the City of Chicago. Project types have included streetscapes, urban development plans, campus pedestrian malls, and historic landscapes, to name a few.

His focus as a designer has been to give form to his clients’ vision through his unique graphic abilities, especially hand-drawn illustrations and watercolor paintings. In 2000 and 2010, he was awarded the President’s Award by the ILASLA for his watercolor paintings commemorating the Illinois landscapes. He received the Edward Vasson Jones traveling scholarship for Rome studies from the ICAA (2002). In 2010, he was awarded the Alumni Award of Outstanding Achievement by Ball State University. He has served for fifteen years as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture at Judson University teaching architectural drawing and watercolor classes. He has also lectured on professional work and rendering techniques at the University of Illinois, Purdue University, and Ball State University. He was the illustrator for Sustainable Landscape Construction (Thompson and Sorvig, 2000) and has illustrated several articles for Landscape Architecture magazine (1993–1996). He is a graduate of Ball State University (BLA, 1986) and the University of Virginia (MP, 1988) and is a registered landscape architect in Virginia and Illinois.