Glenn Acomb, FASLA, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, is an educator and practitioner. For the past 20 years, he has taught at the University of Florida’s Department of Landscape Architecture, having practiced in Florida for the prior 20 years. He has taught a variety of design and construction courses, specializing in sustainable site design and green infrastructure. His students have excelled, winning back-to-back national championships in green infrastructure design for the U.S. EPA’s “Campus RainWorks Challenge” in 2012 and 2013 – an honor no other university has matched.
He co-founded of UF’s Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC), a multidisciplinary faculty group that provides sustainability research in land development, and co-authored their Florida Field Guide for Low Impact Development (2009). His expertise has led to contributions in the preparation of national green design standards including the NAHB’s Green Home Design Guidelines, the Florida Green Building Coalition’s Green Development Standards, and the U. S. EPA’s WaterSense program for new home design.
In 2007, he co-designed the University of Florida’s first green roof, a 2,600 square foot, 5” extensive roof which has served as research laboratory and educational tool for water conservation, green roof technology, sub-tropical plant selection and maintenance, and effects of high velocity wind uplift on green roof assemblies. His two green roof courses have been popular university-wide electives.
He serves on the ASLA’s Executive Committee and as instructor for the Chapter’s annual LARE Prep Course. His book LARE Review: Mastering Site Design (PPI, 2007), is a national standard.
He holds a BLA from Louisiana State University and an MLA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.