College of Architecture and Planning

Simon Bussiere

Assistant Professor

AB 229  Phone: 765-285-1971  

Department of Landscape Architecture
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

MLA Harvard University 2009
BSLA University of Massachusetts 2005

Major Emphases:

  • Design
  • Urban Landscapes
  • Representation and Communication


Simon Bussiere is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. His practice and research in design and representation have been published widely.

Bussiere’s professional experience spans the design spectrum. At AECOM in Melbourne Australia, his work included conceptual and schematic design for E-Gate, a billion dollar, 6,000 resident, zero-carbon “eco-district” in Melbourne, along with a range of complex local and international work in corporate, leisure, cultural, real estate development, civic, utilities, and transportation market sectors. He was a member of the AECOM global team that won first prize in the international design competition for Seoul Grand Park in 2009. As the founder and creative director at LANDMASS, a collaborative research and design/build laboratory (formerly nativespace) Bussiere has directed the planning, design, and construction of numerous projects from inception through to implementation and administration. He is an active design leader on a range of local and international projects across a wide range of scales and complexity including Landworks-Sardinia and Community Based Projects at Ball State University.

Bussiere trained in landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Harvard University where he focused on international projects in landscape, architecture and urbanism. While at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard he designed projects in India, Brazil, Costa Rica, Sardinia and Nicaragua, where he was awarded a GSD Studioworks selection by architect Teddy Cruz and an International Community Service Fellowship for his collaborative work in the peri-urban community of La Prusia, Nicaragua. Professor Bussiere currently teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, he advises student research, serves on numerous departmental, college, university and professional committees, and contributes regularly as a writing and design reviewer for several professional and academic organizations.

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