With an educational and practice background in landscape architecture and architecture, Professor Lamba has been a faculty member at Temple since the establishment of the Bachelors’ degree in landscape architecture in 1989. His tenure includes serving as the acting department chair and director of the landscape architecture program.
His graduate studies with Ian McHarg engendered an ecological approach to the teaching and practice of landscape architecture. Professor Lamba’s practice experience includes working in the multidisciplinary firm of Wallace Roberts and Todd, and at the highly acclaimed design firm of Zion and Breen.
As the founder and principal of Lamba Associates, he continues to engage in the practice of landscape architecture. In addition to professional experience in the US he has also worked as an Architect in India and in the Middle East. Professor Lamba’s award-winning projects include Hansell Park in Buckingham, PA, Olympia Fields Park Design Competition, Illinois, and the recently completed First Ladies Water Garden in Washington, DC, which was inaugurated by First Lady Laura Bush in October, 2006.
As an educator, his goal is to promote a symbiotic relationship between teaching practice and research. His pedagogical goals at Temple involve interdisciplinary teaching, community design, urban revitalization, design build, and technology. The multi-faceted nature of the relationship between architecture and landscape architecture, seen through an ecological and sustainable paradigm, is reflected in his teaching, research and practice.
Prof. Lamba’s design work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions, and he has authored a number of articles for professional and national trade publications, such as Landscape Architecture Magazine, Landscape Review, Garden Design and Your Home. Prof. Lamba has presented his research papers to the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Environmental Design and Research Association (EDRA), the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Prof. Lamba received his Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelors’ in Architecture for Delhi University in India. Registered as a Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, he is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Temple University
Teaching Fellow, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania