Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture School of Design

Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto teaches landscape architectural history and theory at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Her previous faculty appointments were as Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland (2007-2010) and the Ohio State University (2005-2007). Fabiani Giannetto’s research interests focus on the Italian Renaissance garden, its legacy and historiography. In addition, she maintains an interest in contemporary landscape architecture, its theory and criticism. She is the author of Paolo Bürgi Landscape Architect, Discovering the (Swiss) Horizon: Mountain, Lake, and Forest published by Princeton Architectural Press (2009), and Medici Gardens: From Making to Design published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2008). In 2010, Medici Gardens was recognized by the Society of Architectural Historians with the Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award. Fabiani Giannetto is currently working on a new book manuscript, “From Palladian Villa to American Plantation: Gardens and the Ideology of Country Living.”