Fionn Byrne


Assistant Professor

Contact details


387 - Macmillan



MLA, University of Toronto

BPHE, University of Toronto


Fionn teaches design studios and courses in the Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Design programs. Fionn’s design work focuses on bringing ethics to the fore in landscape architecture. Sites of interest include extreme landscapes that test definitions of nature, such as conflict zones, resource extraction sites, untouched wilderness, and artificial environments. More of Fionn’s design, research, and writing is found on the website:

Select publications

Fionn Byrne, “Verdant Persuasion: The Use of Landscape as a Warfighting Tool during Operation Enduring Freedom,” Journal of Architectural Education 76, no. 1, (2022), 37-48.

Fionn Byrne, “Towards a Landscape of Equality: Design of the Palladian Villa to Control Access to Health,” Landscape Architecture 28, no.10, (2021), 107-119.

Fionn Byrne, “Challenging Forms of History: The Dialogic Counter-Monument,” Landscape Research Record 9, (2020), 65-77.

Fionn Byrne, “Green Infrastructure and Stranded Landscapes,” in Nikole Bouchard (ed.) Waste Matters: Adaptive re-use for productive landscapes (Routledge, 2020), 102-113.