Anna Wik, RLA

Anna Wik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Anna was most recently a landscape architect for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. During her time there, she was responsible for the design, documentation, and construction administration of many projects in Philadelphia, working with partners including Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and numerous community groups. Prior to working for PHS, Anna worked for a private firm whose focus was on large scale public and semi-public work, such as hospitals, streetscapes, and public gardens, including the Longwood East Conservatory Plaza renovation. She has served as adjunct faculty at Temple University and as an instructor at Morris Arboretum.

Her appointment at U of D is primarily teaching, and she looks forward to imparting her love of design and interest in sustainability to future generations of landscape designers.


  • Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, RI
    Master of Landscape Architecture, May 2007
  • Brown University – Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
    Providence, RI, Teaching Certificate I,  Spring 2006
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Bachelor of Arts in English, May 2000

Current Courses

  • PLSC 202 History of Landscape Design
  • PLSC 211 Herbaceous Landscape Plants
  • PLSC 301 CAD for Landscape Designers
  • PLSC 330 Landscape Construction Materials and Methods
  • PLSC 333 Estimating and Bidding
  • PLSC 408 Advanced Landscape Design
  • PLSC 450 Planting Design

Professional Memberships and Accreditation

  • Pennsylvania Registered Landscape Architect
  • Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, Certification through Northeastern Organic Farmers Association, 2013
  • Permaculture Design, Certification through Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild
  • Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Certification through Coursework and Volunteer Hours, Spring 2013
  • Certified Plant Professional – Certification through North Carolina Nurserymens’ Association, Fall 2003
  • Master Gardener of Johnson County, Iowa, Certificate Program, 2000-2001

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA  – 2013/2014
  • Instructor, Earthwise Ways Herb School, Philadelphia, PA –  2012/2013
  • Adjunct Faculty,  Temple University, Ambler, PA – 2009/2010
  • Field Ecology Coordinator, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – 2007
  • Teaching Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – 2006 – 2007

Other Employment

  • Landscape Architect/Project Manager
    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA
    January 2012 – December 2014
  • Landscape designer
    Wells Appel Landscape Architecture Philadelphia, PA
    January 2008 – September 2011
  • Garden Club of America Internship
    Smithsonian Institution – Archives of American Gardens, Washington, D.C.
    Winter 2006
  • Gardener I
    The Biltmore Estate  Asheville, NC
  • Sales/ Greenhouse Assistant
    Pleasant Valley Garden Center and Nursery,Iowa City, IA
  • Greenhouse Worker
    University of Iowa Greenhouses Iowa City, IA
    Summer 2000

Contact Information
Anna Wik, RLA

Assistant Professor of Landscape Design

Plant and Soil Sciences
Townsend Hall

Phone: (302) 831-2531