Barry Lehrman Assistant Professor,
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Barry Lehrman is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, where he teaches the poetic expression of infrastructure, algorithmic landscape patterning, and landscape performance.
As the principal investigator of the Aqueduct Future Project (2012 onwards), Lehrman is addressing the century of antagonism and disenfranchisement wrought by the City of Los Angeles upon the Owens Valley. With the assistance of 175 students and counting, the project created exhibition for Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2015) and Los Angeles City Hall (2013). His scholarship into the Los Angeles Aqueduct goes back to his 2005 MLA/MArch thesis for the University of Pennsylvania, where he proposed an alternative dust control landscape for Owens Lake.
A licensed landscape architect (MN RLA #47285), Lehrman has worked on projects around the world and learned the craft of telling stories as a set designer and art director in Hollywood (1995 – 2001).