Barry Lehrman


Barry Lehrman (Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture)

Barry Lehrman teaches the poetic expression of urban metabolic systems at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

As the principal investigator of the Aqueduct Future Project, Lehrman is addressing the century of antagonism and disenfranchisement wrought by the City of Los Angeles upon the Owens Valley through mapping the influence of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and defining future scenarios that empower the local community. His scholarship into the Los Angeles Aqueduct began with his 2005 MLA/MArch thesis (University of Pennsylvania) that proposed an alternative dust control landscape for Owens Lake. His writings on Owens Valley and the Aqueduct are included in The Infrastructural City (ACTAR 2008), Arid Journal (2013), and Water Index (ACTAR 2016).

A licensed landscape architect (MN RLA #47285), Lehrman has worked on projects around the world and learned the craft of telling stories as a set designer and art director in Hollywood (1995 – 2001). Lehrman blogs about sustainability, landscapes, infrastructure, and land art at Infrascape Design.


Prof. Lehrman with Cal Poly students at the Owensmouth Cascade, San Fernando Valley, CA, 2013. Photo by a student and used with permission.

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