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Paul Daniel Marriott Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Portrait of Paul Daniel Marriott
Penn State Landscape Architecture
427 Stuckeman

Dan Marriott has been a national leader in historic preservation for two decades and is recognized for his diverse and interdisciplinary approach to landscape architecture heritage and cultural landscapes. He is a licensed landscape architect and spent his early career working for design firms on projects ranging from planned communities to waterfront redevelopment.

Marriott was a program director at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is currently principal of a consulting practice, Paul Daniel Marriott + Associates, where he serves as a landscape architect and technical consultant to federal, state, tribal, and local governments, and international organizations and educational institutions. He taught landscape history at the George Washington University for over 20 years and has been a guest lecturer and visiting critic in landscape architecture, historic preservation and planning programs at Columbia University, Cornell University, UCLA, the University of Maryland, and the University of Oregon. Marriott teaches a policy course on historic roads for the National Preservation Institute and was an instructor for the American Institute of Architects Sustainable Cities Design Academy.

Marriott is the author of the two most referenced books on historic roads and is considered a global expert on the topic. He served as a World Heritage field investigator for the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Mexico and has lectured on historic and scenic roads in Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. In 2009, he was awarded a prestigious Fitch Foundation Fellowship for historic preservation. In 2016, Marriott was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the National Association for Olmsted Parks. Most recently, his reserach was featured in the exhibit, "Repton Revived: The Landscape Gardener's Legacy and Influence" at the Garden Museum in London. 

Education

  • University of Edinburgh
    Ph.D., Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA)
  • Cornell University
    Master of Regional Planning
  • The Pennsylvania State University
    B.S. in Landscape Architecture

Courses Taught

  • LARCH 365: Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture
  • LARCH 414: Design Studio

Publications

  • Marriott, Paul Daniel. “Roads Designed for Pleasure, British Influences on the American Motor Parkway.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Edinburgh, 2016.
  • ____. “The Pleasure Drive,” LA+PLEASURE, University of Pennsylvania School of Design Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, Fall 2015.
  • ____. “Roads Designed for Pleasure, A Brief History of the Origins of Scenic Driving and Automobile Touring in the United States,” Journal For America’s Byways, (2 parts) June, October 2011.
  • ____. The Preservation Office Guide to Historic Roads. New York: Fitch Foundation (86 pages), 2010.
  • ____. “Treatment Plan and Management Recommendations for the Carriage Road System, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.” Woodstock, Vermont: U.S. National Park Service, 2010.
  • ____. “El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Technical Evaluation Mission Report for the Proposed World Heritage Cultural Route, Mexico, 2009.” Paris: Secrétariat ICOMOS International (technical report), 2009.
  • ____. “Route of the Kukini: the Historic Hana Road.” American Road Magazine, Spring 2007.
  • ____. From Milestones to Mile-markers: Understanding Historic Roads. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, America’s Byways Resource Center (216 pages), 2004.
  • ____. “Great River Road in Illinois, Corridor Management Plan.” Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Transportation, 2000.
  • ____. “Saving Historic Roads”, Landscape Architecture Magazine, August 1999.
  • Marriott, P.D., Webb, A. and Whiteman, J. “Seward Highway Corridor Partnership Plan: A Strategy for Management, Economic Development, and Conservation.” Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, 1998.
  • Marriott, Paul Daniel. Saving Historic Roads: Design and Policy Guidelines. New York: John Wiley and Sons (240 pages), 1998.
  • ___. "Historic Parkway Design: A Look at the AASHTO Green Book." CRM Journal of the National Park Service, February 1994.
  • Marriott, Paul Daniel and Shelley Mastran. “Community Guide to Planning and Managing a Scenic Byway.” Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 1993.
  • Marriott, Paul Daniel. “Rochester Gateway Study.” Rochester, NY: Rochester Office of Planning, 1991. 
Acadia National Park, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. Scenic Roads