Anna Wik, RLA


  • 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

Professional Experience

  • Anna Wik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and a registered landscape architect. She has designed, documented, and managed construction of many landscape projects in the region, working with community and non-profit partners including Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, Longwood Gardens, and numerous community groups. Anna’s courses investigate the relationship between the practice of design and the built environment, and her design focus is on the urban landscape, the creation of equitable public space, and the impact of community partnerships. She is extremely excited about the new professional degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

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 Architecture

Plant and Soil Sciences
152 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1439