MLA, Louisiana State University; MA in Russian and East European Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA in Art and Russian Language, Cornell College
Natalie Yates is assistant professor of landscape architecture in the Master of Landscape Architecture Program. Yates' scholarly work revolves around the intersections between transitional environments, evolving technology, and adaptable human experience. Her research focuses on blending traditional and cutting-edge representation techniques, developing new methods for geographic information systems (GIS) at the site scale, and the use and implications of sensory devices and pervasive technology on perceived spaces. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, Yates was a research fellow in the Coastal Sustainability Studio at Louisiana State University. Working with collaborators from a variety of departments and specialties, Yates was part of a team that harnessed design to solve environmental and cultural challenges. This work was exhibited at the 2010 Venice Biennale as part of a project entitled The Mississippi Delta: Constructing with Water. In addition, Yates was part of team Visual Logic, which was selected as a semi-finalist for the One Prize: Mowing to Growing competition in 2008. Yates has published research at the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) national conference and co-authored the book Modeling the Environment: Techniques and Tools for the 3D Illustration of Dynamic Landscapes (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012).