Log In

Neil Harry Porterfield Edit Profile

educator , Landscape architect

Neil Harry Porterfield, American landscape architect, educator. Board directors Landscape Architecture Foundation, 1983-1985; advisory council College Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1984-1986; vice-chairman The Commission Fine Arts, Washington, 1985-1993. Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (vice president 1985-1987); member Council of Fellows (chairman 2000-2001).

Background

Porterfield, Neil Harry was born on August 15, 1936 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Phil Frank and Alvira Clare (Rea) Porterfield.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, 1958. Master in Landscape Architecture, University Pennsylvania, 1964.

Career

Landscape architect Pittsburgh Department Parks and Recreation, 1958-1959. Land planner Neil H. Porterfield & Associates, Murrysville, 1961-1964. Director landscape architecture and planning Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc., St. Louis, 1964-1970.

Executive vice president Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Associates, 1970-1972, president, 1972-1985. Principal, vice president, director Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc., 1977-1980, corporation director planning, senior vice president, director, 1980-1985. Professor, head department landscape architecture Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1985-1993, dean College Arts and Architecture, 1993-2000, dean emeritus, since 2000.

Lecturer in field; professor Washington University, 1979. Chairman Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. Co-founder The Porterfield Group, 2000^.

National peer professional United States General Services Administration, since 2003.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional organizations, anthologies.

Membership

Board directors Landscape Architecture Foundation, 1983-1985. Advisory council College Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1984-1986. Vice-chairman The Commission Fine Arts, Washington, 1985-1993.

Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (vice president 1985-1987). Member Council of Fellows (chairman 2000-2001).

Connections

Married Sandra Jean Beswarick, August 9, 1958. Children: Eric Jon, Jennifer Jane, Garrett Andrew.

father:
Phil Frank Porterfield

mother:
Alvira Clare (Rea) Porterfield

spouse:
Sandra Jean Beswarick

child:
Eric Jon Porterfield

child:
Jennifer Jane Porterfield

child:
Garrett Andrew Porterfield