Bobby Glass

Bobby Glass

Adjunct Professor



Bobby Glass teaches Studio One: Drawing & Representation, where students first learn to observe, analyze and represent the built environment by gaining an understanding of basic visual principles, concepts, and modes of architectural representation. Bobby is the founder of Space Open Studio, a landscape design and ecological planning firm based in the Bay Area. He previously worked for Hyphae Design Laboratory, where he integrated landscape architecture with recycled water systems and civil engineering on a variety of sites, including public institutions, ecological preserves, hot spring resorts, and both single and multi-family residences.

Over the years, Bobby has collaborated with many educators and designers around the Bay Area. In 2015, he co-curated Space Open, a multi-disciplinary group exhibition of artwork produced by landscape architecture graduates and professionals in the Gallery at Wurster Hall on the UC-Berkeley campus. His personal art practice extends from charcoal and ink figure drawing, to landscape sketching and haiku, to plein-air oil and watercolor painting.


  • Landscape architecture
  • Community planning¬†
  • Ecological engineering
  • Drawing & representation
  • Landscape painting

Research Areas

  • Land & environmental art
  • Regenerative design
  • Energy extraction, production, & distribution
  • Art & design pedagogy


  • UC Berkeley, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2011
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2008

Prior Experience

  • Lecturer in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
  • Lecturer in Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design, UC Davis