Salvador Lindquist

Salvador Lindquist

Salvador Lindquist

Assistant Professor - Landscape Architecture

Brief Vitae

M. Urban Design, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2019. With high distinction.

B. Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014


Salvador Lindquist is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska, College of Architecture where he teaches an undergraduate design studio and site systems in landscape architecture. Recently, Lindquist graduated from the University of Michigan Master of Urban Design program with high distinction. His graduate thesis, Incinerator Incorporated, explored embedded dynamics of power guiding the politics behind the implementation and operation of urban infrastructures for energy production as well as socio-environmental impacts and their trade-offs by reclaiming the residential fabric surrounding the recently decommissioned Detroit Incinerator through alternate notions of service provision, governance, land tenure, and urban form. Prior to graduate school, Lindquist practiced as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer at SmithGroup in Ann Arbor, MI working on projects at a multitude of scales, from regional planning to site design.

In addition to teaching, Lindquist is a founding partner of Context Research Collaborative, a design and research practice that explores context-building representational techniques as a way to provide contextually-driven urban research through exhibition and project work. Recent exhibition work includes Context / Content, a multi-format exploration into contemporary urban design practice culminating in a physical and digital display at the University of Michigan Taubman College.

Research Interests

Lindquist’s research and design interests consider both a theoretical and applied approach to landscape performance. Theoretically, he is interested in situating materiality and site design within larger metabolic systems, processes of deconstruction, and socio political “power” with a particular focus on spatial agency in post-industrial landscapes. In regards to applied research, Lindquist is interested in exploring the intersection of research and practice through the means and methods by which landscape performance metrics are gathered and evaluated. One such example of this ongoing research is his current project, Indeterministic Chorographies, where drone imagery grapples between qualitative and quantitative aspects of site modeling.


Salvador Lindquist and Eric Minton, “Power Plant Power,” Scenario Journal 07: Power, Fall 2019,

Salvador Lindquist, “Bustees to Blots: The Bangladeshi Pursuit of Community,” Agora Journal: Issue 13, April 2019