Chatham University


Landscape Architecture (MLA/MSLA) Faculty and Staff

Joshua Beblo
Adjunct Faculty
Hometown : Saxonburg, PA
Joined Chatham : 2010

Academic Areas of Interest

Landscape Theatricality in general and specifically of Italian villas and English estates during the 16th -18th centuries and of designers who produced works in both design professions; Children’s landscapes, playgrounds, and outdoor environments designed for their education, development, and play specifically at a scale for local schools and communities; Landscape pedagogy specifically instruction techniques based on common secondary school teaching methods and curriculum design; History of landscape design; Themed or vacation landscapes designed for amusement and entertainment; Landscapes conceived and constructed for use during and after the Olympic Games; Landscape writing and the translation of landscape designs, gestures, and experiences to written text

Personal Areas of Interest

Gardening and plant collecting; Outdoor recreation in natural landscapes; Origami, paper model building; AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO)


  • Master of Science in Educational Studies, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) 2011
  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Penn State University (University Park, PA) 2008
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Penn State University (University Park, PA) 2005
  • Minor of Theatre Arts, Penn State University (University Park, PA) 2005


  • National Playground Safety Institute Certified Playground Safety Inspector, 2004-2011


  • Associate of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2008-present
  • American Horticultural Society, 2005-present
  • National Wildlife Federation, 2005-present
  • National Parks Conservation Association, 2005-present
  • National Eagle Scout Association, 2000-present


  • Beblo, Joshua. “The Masque of Landscape: Italian Theatre and Landscape in England” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting (Champagne-Urbana, IL), March 2012