Taylor Metz
Taylor Metz
Assistant Teaching Professor of Landscape Architecture
Curriculum Vitae


Room:AB 207


Taylor Metz is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University. He received his Master of Landscape Architecture from the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University and he holds a Communication Studies degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota. His teaching and research interests are design pedagogy, design communication and graphic representation, representation of landscape architecture in media, educational landscapes, open space design, and residential estate planning.


  • Master of Landscape Architecture, R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with Honors, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota, USA.

Major Research and Teaching Emphasis

  • Design pedagogy
  • Design communication and graphic representation
  • Representation of landscape architecture in media
  • Educational landscapes
  • Schoolyard and open space design
  • Residential estate planning and design

Awards & Recognitions

Recent Research and Publications

  • Metz, T., Tursky, R., Deeg, L. ‘Re-Design Teaching Design’. Architecture_MPS 18, 1 (2020): 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2020v18i1.001.
  • Deeg, L., Metz, T., Tursky, R. ‘Catena: Collaboration, Cohesion and Continuity in Design Thinking and Making’. Architecture_MPS 18, 1 (2020): 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.amps.2020v18i1.003.
  • Deeg, L., Metz, T., Tursky, R. (2020) ‘Surrealist Games and Exotic Names: Collaborative, iterative, and generative exercises in drawing and making’. [Paper in pre-press]. Design Communication Association Biannual Conference, Kennesaw State University, Marietta, GA.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Design Thinking 200 90J 0000 - 0000
Intro Landscape Arch 100 1 0930 - 1020 T R AB, room 100
Computer Application 280 1 1230 - 1345 T R AB, room 218
Computer Application 280 2 1400 - 1515 T R AB, room 218