Brett Milligan

Brett Milligan

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design

157 Hunt Hall

Brett Milligan is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design in the Department of Human Ecology. Before coming to Davis he practiced landscape architecture and integrative landscape planning in the Pacific Northwest.  He teaches advanced landscape architecture design studios and courses in infrastructural studies, regenerative technologies, and landscape representation and modeling.  His research focuses on prototyping transdisciplinary approaches to equitable and multifunctional landscapes, with particular emphasis on the future of California’s water infrastructure, climate change adaptation and the design of the dynamic interface between land and water.  Much of this work is practiced in California’s Bay-Delta.


Research Interests

  • Landscape architecture and urbanism
  • Water infrastructure, industrial ecology and regenerative landscape technologies
  • Climate change adaptation and design of the land – water interface
  • Dredging, beneficial reuse and design with sediments
  • Restoration, rewilding and land management practices
  • Landscape representation, modeling, geospatial mapping
  • California Bay-Delta


Masters of Landscape Architecture. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2006


B.A. Anthropology. Honors. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1995.

Curriculum Vitae

Milligan CV