Kenneth J. Kokroko

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Deans' Equity and Inclusion Initiative Fellow


  • Landscape Architecture
  • School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Kenneth J. Kokroko

CAPLA East Building

Areas of Expertise

  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Community-based participatory planning and design
  • Design theories of landscape infrastructure
  • greenway and urban trail planning and design


  • Master of Landscape Architecture, The University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, The University of Arizona


Kenneth J. Kokroko PLA ASLA is a landscape architect with unique experience leading a community-based planning and design process for park, open space and neighborhood planning projects. His research background in anthropology, environmental science and community development brings a fresh, holistic perspective to his design approach.  

Through his work in community-based projects, Kenneth became passionate about meaningfully connecting people with the built environment to improve social and ecological outcomes. His multidisciplinary training and experience collaborating with community partners from diverse backgrounds have also informed his approach to implementing equitable and inclusive engagement, planning and design strategies for public open space development.  

As a staunch advocate for racial and environmental justice in design, Kenneth’s approach embodies a critique of historic design practices, and a vital redefinition of what design success means in a community context.


  • LAR 201 Design Studio I

News, Research and Projects