Narrative

Anne Spranger

Adjunct Instructor
anne.spranger@usu.edu


Anne served as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate at Utah State University for 12 years.  In 2011, she became a full time faculty member and currently teaches three landscape design courses within the department's Residential Landscape Design and Construction program.

Professionally, Anne served for 16 years on the planning and design team of the Utah State University Botanical Center, a 100-acre facility in Kaysville, Utah dedicated to the mission of promoting resource conservation.  Water-wise landscape design and plants of the intermountain west are Anne's area's of expertise.  Her professional roles include landscape designer, project field supervisor, on-site operations coordinator, and gardens manager.  She has made significant contributions to students and the public by creating numerous water-wise demonstration gardens used for research and teaching.  An avid plant enthusiast, Anne has created memorable outdoor spaces that unite people with plants in an environmentally responsive manner.  She is trained to bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts in the areas of environmental science, horticulture, engineering, art, and ecology.  As a landscape designer, her primary goal is to always achieve a balance between the built and natural environment.

As a teacher, Anne strives to inspire and motivate students to become independent and creative problem solvers.  She emphasizes the need for designers to respond to natural site conditions and hopes to convey to students the importance of connecting both science and art in landscape design.