Building materials and methods of construction, history and theory of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
- Ph.D., History and Theory of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
- M.S., Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
- M.A., Philosophy, Georgetown University
- B.A., Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Caren Yglesias is a licensed architect and principle of an architecture firm in Washington, DC before moving to San Francisco in 2014. She became interested in landscape architecture while working on her dissertation on A.J. Downing. She has taught landscape architecture at Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, and the Academy of Art University. Book publications include The Innovative Use of Materials in Architecture and Landscape Architecture: History, Theory and Performance (McFarland, 2014) and The Complete House and Grounds: Learning from Andrew Jackson Downing’s Domestic Architecture (Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago, 2011). The current book project is The Private Gardens of Steve Martino, Photography by Steve Gunther (Monacelli Press). Dr. Yglesias has presented her work at numerous conferences including CELA (2016, 2014, and 2005) and ASLA Annual Meeting (2014). For the past five years, she has served as the chair of the American Association of University Women’s International Fellowship graduate level grant program in the Arts & Humanities.
- Courses Taught
LA 170 – History & Literature in Landscape Architecture
LA 121 – Design in Detail: Introduction to Landscape Materials and Construction