Anna Reaves, ASLA

Anna ReavesTitle: Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Department: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design
Phone: (336) 334-7520


  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University
  • Master of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University

Focus areas

African-American history and teaching and learning in landscape architecture, landscape performance


Anna Reaves, a faculty member in the Landscape Architecture Program, builds on her professional practice background to bring relevant, challenging, and engaging material to her students.  Her dedication to fostering student success was recognized when she was awarded the 2012 - 2013 N.C. A&T Junior Faculty Teaching Award of Excellence.  Reaves teaches a wide variety of courses in the Landscape Architecture Program including freshman design fundamentals studios, senior urban design studio, landscape construction materials, and planting design. 

Prior to teaching at N.C. A&T, Anna Reaves worked at Sasaki Associates (2004 - 2010). During her tenure at Sasaki, Anna developed a specialty in institutional and campus master planning and design. Her professional work focused on infusing art, design, and ecology to develop large and small scale designs that connect with clients’ institutional missions.  Projects she has been involved in span the globe, and include the Northwestern University Master Plan, Purdue University Master Plan, University of Central Asia Master Plan, Slippery Rock University Student Center, and Parque O’Higgins Plan in Santiago, Chile. 

Anna’s research focuses on African-American history, landscape performance, and teaching and learning in the field of landscape architecture. She has presented her research at the Council of Educator’s in Landscape Architecture Conference, The American Planning Association National Conference, and for the North Carolina American Planning Association. She is the principal investigator on a USDA NIFA funded project that seeks to infuse sustainability and tools for quantifying landscape performance into the N.C. A&T Landscape Architecture curriculum.