Natalie Yates

Natalie Yates

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture


Room:AB 206

Natalie Yates is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Ball State University. Her scholarly work is situated at the intersection of representation and analysis of landscape systems. Her research focuses on dynamic landscape illustration and simulation, sensing methods in design process (including Geographic Information Systems), UAVs [drones] in responsive design, and post-industrial urban landscapes. Yates teaches design studios, design communication, dynamic illustration and simulation, and UAS Technologies. Yates has published research at the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) national conference and co-authored the book ‘Modeling the Environment: Techniques and Tools for the 3D Illustration of Dynamic Landscapes’ (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012).


MLA Louisiana State University, 2009
MA University of Illinois, 2001
BA Cornell College, 1997

Major Emphases:

• Design Communication and Representation
• Dynamic Media and the Design Process – 3D Modeling and Simulation
• Landscape Analysis and Sensing Methods
• Responsive / Catalytic Design


Modeling the Environment: Techniques and Tools for the 3D Illustration of Dynamic Landscapes, with Bradley Cantrell, 2012.

“Abstraction Language, Digital / Analog Dialogues,” ACADIA, 2009.

“The Skylark Project”, exhibition in-progress

UAVs in Responsive Design, research in aerial videography and landscape analysis

Other Information:

Professional Honor Award, Research Category, American Society of Landscape Architects [ASLA] for “Backyard Farm Service: A Business Plan for Localizing Food Production”, with B. Cantrell, A. Chang, P. Michaels, 2011