Jeremy Merrill

Jeremy Merrill

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture



Jeremy is a designer and educator with a broad range of experience working in the landscape architecture and planning professions. Jeremy discovered Landscape Architecture while planting flowerbeds and mowing lawns with a grounds crew at Brigham Young University where he was pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He went on to earn a Masters of Landscape Architecture and a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Kansas State University. Jeremy taught at the university of Nebraska and Texas A&M University where he taught landscape architecture design studios, history of landscape architecture, and an interdisciplinary design/build studio where students from all over campus used urban agriculture to design community spaces and events. Dr. Merrill’s research centers on understanding and enhancing creativity within design education. He practiced for a time in the San Francisco Bay Area where he experienced every facet of landscape architecture as the intersection of practical application, business, and art.

Research interests center on design pedagogy and creativity in beginning design students.

Education: Kansas State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Design and Planning; Master of Landscape Architecture; Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Prior Employment:  April Philips Design Works