Louise Mozingo, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning (LAEP) in the College of Environmental Design, has been appointed chair of the LAEP Department. She will replace G. Mathias (Matt) Kondolf who has held the position since January 2011. Professor Mozingo’s term begins January 1, 2014.
During her tenure in the College of Environmental Design, Mozingo has actively helped guide new research and pedagogy at CED. She is the founding director of the Center for Resource Efficient Communities (CREC) — an interdisciplinary research group focused on supporting resource efficiency goals though environmental planning and urban design — and a member of the Graduate Group in Urban Design. She also directs the American Studies program of the College of Letters and Sciences at UC Berkeley.
A former associate and senior landscape architect for Sasaki Associates, Mozingo joined the College of Environmental Design in 1993, after a decade of professional practice. Mozingo received a B.A. in Biology and Art History from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1980 and her M.L.A. from UC Berkeley in 1984.
“Professor Mozingo has shown exemplary dedication to the advancement of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at CED,” said Jennifer Wolch and William W. Wurster, Dean and Professor of City and Regional Planning. “As we enter an important new phase in the evolution of the College, I’m looking forward to seeing the LAEP Department grow and thrive under Louise’s leadership.”
Mozingo’s research and creative work focuses on ecological design, landscape history, and social processes in public landscapes, with an emphasis on sustainability. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the University of Illinois, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Boston Architectural League, the Berkeley Art Center, and the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. In addition to numerous articles and reviews, she is the author of Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes (MIT Press, 2011) and with Linda Jewel, she co-edited Women in Landscape Architecture: Essays on History and Practice (McFarland 2012).
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture honored Mozingo’s work with an Award of Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Writing, and Service in 2000. That same year, she also received the Chancellor's Award of Recognition for University and Community Partnerships from the University of California, Berkeley.