Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

Publication Date

Fall 9-7-2013


Collection of essays and reflections of those students, faculty and family of Professor Paul Procopio.


This tribute to Paul Procopio started after the visit of Nicholas Dines, Julius Fábos and Mark Lindhult after Paul's funeral ceremony with the aim of creating a more complete picture of Paul's important role in shaping the emerging Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning after the retirement of Ray Otto in 1965. The assembled reflections represent the comments of contemporaries, colleagues, former students, and current department faculty, as well as those from his daughters.

This compendium will be made available to the University of Massachusetts Library and will be added to Paul’s papers, which will serve to inform our department community of Paul's significant role in altering the direction of the Department at a critical time during the early days of the Environmental movement which sought to combine design and science in a more rigorous academic inquiry to serve as an information and knowledge base for the design and planning professions.

This compendium will also be distributed to all contributors, who spoke on Saturday, September 7, 2013 and to other members of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) including the retired Faculty of LARP.