About Tricia Keffer

Tricia Keffer has a BA in Psychology and an MLA in Landscape Architecture. The arc of her career path took her from beach portraits in Destin, FL to the parks in Paris, France. Her photography has been published in Delta Sky Magazine, BAE Defense Contractor Calendar, and two ADDY (Advertising) awards for Dale E. Peterson brochures. Her vacation portrait concept was featured on Good Morning America. She is working on her next adventure with her landscape design business Plants People Love Designs in Florida. In her spare time during the pandemic, she picked up an additional degree BA in Art and a certificate from Master Artist David Chang’s Portrait and Figurative Studio at FIU.

NBN Episodes hosted by Tricia:

Kathy D. Dixon et al., "The Business of Architecture: Your Guide to a Financially Successful Firm" (Routledge, 2017)

May 14, 2021

The Business of Architecture

Kathy Denise Dixon, Timothy A. Kephart, and Karl L. Moody
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

The Business of Architecture: Your Guide to a Financially Successful Firm (Routledge, 2017) is the essential guide to understanding the critical funda…

David Barth, "Parks and Recreation System Planning: A New Approach for Creating Sustainable, Resilient Communities" (Island Press, 2020)

May 7, 2021

Parks and Recreation System Planning

David Barth
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Parks and recreation systems have evolved in remarkable ways over the past two decades. No longer just playgrounds and ballfields, parks and open spac…

Karsten Jørgensen et al., "Teaching Landscape: The Studio Experience" (Routledge, 2019)

May 4, 2021

Teaching Landscape

Karsten Jørgensen et al.
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Teaching Landscape: The Studio Experience (Routledge, 2019) gathers a range of expert contributions from across the world to collect best-practice exa…

Timothy Beatley, "The Bird-Friendly City: Creating Safe Urban Habitats" (Island Press, 2020)

April 5, 2021

The Bird-Friendly City

Timothy Beatley
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Timothy Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has …

Karen Holl, "Primer of Ecological Restoration" (Island Press, 2020)

September 8, 2020

Primer of Ecological Restoration

Karen Holl
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

The pace, intensity, and scale at which humans have altered our planet in recent decades is unprecedented. We have dramatically transformed landscapes…

Joseph S. Cialdella, "Motor City Green: A Century of Landscapes and Environmentalism in Detroit" (U Pittsburg Press, 2020)

September 1, 2020

Motor City Green

Joseph S. Cialdella
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Joseph S. Cialdella's Motor City Green: A Century of Landscapes and Environmentalism in Detroit (University of Pittsburg Press, 2020) is a history of …

Hank Dittmar, "DIY City: The Collective Power of Small Actions" (Island Press, 2020)

August 25, 2020

DIY City

Hank Dittmar
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Some utopian plans have shaped our cities —from England’s New Towns and Garden Cities to the Haussmann plan for Paris and the L’Enfant plan for Washin…

Laurie Olin, "Be Seated" (ORO Editions, 2017)

July 22, 2020

Be Seated

Laurie Olin
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Today I talked to Laurie Olin about his book Be Seated (ORO Editions, 2017). Olin’s interest in public outdoor seating in parks and civic spaces revol…

R. Sroufe and S. Melnyk, "Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value" (Business Expert Press, 2017)

July 17, 2020

Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value

R. Sroufe and S. Melnyk
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Robert Sroufe and Steven Melnyk's Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value (Business Expert Press) provides a multi-perspective approach to…

Thaisa Way, "River Cities, City Rivers" (Dumbarton Oaks, 2018)

July 16, 2020

River Cities, City Rivers

Thaisa Way
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Today I talked to Thaisa Way, editor of River Cities, City Rivers (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2018). Cities have been built al…

Laurie Olin, "France Sketchbook" (ORO Editions, 2020)

July 15, 2020

France Sketchbook

Laurie Olin
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

For centuries artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in travel sketchbooks. Over a period of fifty years, Laurie Olin, one of Am…

Robert Sroufe, "Integrated Management: How Sustainability Creates Value for Any Business" (Emerald, 2018)

July 10, 2020

Integrated Management

Robert Sroufe
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Integration has been a key theme across the general management, organizational behavior, supply chain management, strategy, information systems and th…

Anne Godfrey, "Active Landscape Photography: Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture" (Routledge, 2020)

June 5, 2020

Active Landscape Photography

Anne Godfrey
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Photographs play a hugely influential but largely unexamined role in the practice of landscape architecture and design. Through a diverse set of essay…

Pablo Meninato, "Unexpected Affinities: The History of Type in Architectural Project from Laugier to Duchamp" (Routledge, 2018)

June 3, 2020

Unexpected Affinities

Pablo Meninato
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

While the concept of "type" has been present in architectural discourse since its formal introduction at the end of the eighteenth century, its role i…

Jane Hutton, "Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements" (Routledge, 2020)

June 1, 2020

Reciprocal Landscapes

Jane Hutton
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

How are the far-away, invisible landscapes where materials come from related to the highly visible, urban landscapes where those same materials are in…

Robert Sroufe et al, "The Power of Existing Buildings" (Island Press, 2019)

May 12, 2020

The Power of Existing Buildings

Robert Sroufe, Craig Stevenson and Beth Eckenrode
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Your building has the potential to change the world. Existing buildings consume approximately 40 percent of the energy and emit nearly half of the car…

Patrick M. Condon, "Five Rules for Tomorrow’s Cities" (Island Press, 2020)

April 29, 2020

Five Rules for Tomorrow's Cities

Patrick M. Condon
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

How we design our cities over the next four decades will be critical for our planet. If we continue to spill excessive greenhouse gas into the atmosph…

Phoebe Lickwar and Roxi Thoren, "Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes" (Routledge, 2020)

April 21, 2020


Phoebe Lickwar and Roxi Thoren
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Phoebe Lickwar and Roxi Thoren's book Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes (Routledge, 2020) situates agriculture as a design practice, usin…

Patrick Mooney, "Planting Design: Connecting People and Place" (Routledge, 2020)

April 16, 2020

Planting Design

Patrick Mooney
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Landscape designers have long understood the use of plants to provide beauty, aesthetic pleasure and visual stimulation while supporting a broad range…

Theodora Varbouli and Olga Touloumi, "Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground" (Routledge, 2019)

April 14, 2020

Computer Architectures

Theodora Vardouli and Olga Touloumi
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Weaving together intellectual, social, cultural, and material histories, Theodora Vardouli and Olga Touloumi's book Computer Architectures: Constructi…

Jonathan Barnett, "Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale" (Island Press, 2020)

April 8, 2020

Designing the Megaregion

Jonathan Barnett
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

The US population is estimated to grow by more than 110 million people by 2050, and much of this growth will take place where cities and their suburbs…

Diane Jones Allen, "Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form" (Routledge, 2017)

March 18, 2020

Lost in the Transit Desert

Diane Jones Allen
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Increased redevelopment, the dismantling of public housing, and increasing housing costs are forcing a shift in migration of lower income and transit …

Thaïsa Way, "GGN: Landscapes 1999 to 2018" (Timber Press, 2018)

March 9, 2020


Thaïsa Way
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is a landscape architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. GGN was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Guthrie, Shannon Nic…

Steven Stolman, "Heirloom Houses: The Architecture of Wade Weissmann" (Gibbs Smith, 2018)

March 5, 2020

Heirloom Houses

Steven Stolman
Hosted by Tricia Keffer

In Heirloom Houses : the Architecture of Wade Weissmann (Gibbs Smith, 2018), Steven Stolman explains how the houses designed by Wade Weissmann and his…