Landscape Architecture College of Design

Rebecca Krinke

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

  • BLA, University of Minnesota
  • MFA, Sculpture. Massachussetts College of Art

Rebecca Krinke is a landscape architect who has an active art studio practice that explores issues related to the body and space. Her latest work Visitation explores memory and repression. The first installment of Visitation is a solo show at the Roslaux Gallery from February 3-26, 2011. Krinke was also the Principal Investigator in The Present Moment Project: Creating a Contemplative Space for Stress Reduction on Campus, with co-investigators Diane Willow, Assistant Professor of Art and Henry Emmons, MD, Faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing. The grant, awarded by the Univeristy of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Studies (2007–present), allowed Krinke to experiment with spatial strategies for stress reduction.


More work can be viewed at Rebecca Krinke’s website.

Built Works

  • 2011. Visitation [website]
  • 2010. Mapping of Joy and Pain [website]
  • 2009. Table for Contemplation and Action (A Place to Share Beauty and Fear) [with Kevin Groenke, Justin Kindspire, Peter Zelle, Michael Boyd, and McGrath Architectural Sheet Metal]. Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota.
  • 2008. Present Moment Project: Creating a Contemplative Space for Stress Reduction on Campus [with Diane Willow and Henry Emmons]. University of Minnesota.
  • 2008. Table of Remembering and Forgetting. Franconia Sculpture Park. Franconia, Minnesota.
  • 2007. Dr. Martha Ripley Memorial Garden [with Joe Favour]. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 2004. Site Index [with John Roloff], Rapson Hall Courtyard, University of Minnesota.
  • 2003. Otherwise: Forest Transformation. Minnesota Landscape Arboreteum, Chanhassen, Minnesota.
  • 2000. The Great Island Memorial Garden [with Randall Imai], Cape Cod, Massachussetts.


Courses Taught

  • LA5201: Making Landscape Spaces & Types
  • LA5571: Landform Systems and Spatial Performance
  • LA5572: Plants in Design
  • LA 8400: Experiments in Design Process
  • LA 8575: The Art and Ecology of Landscape Detail