Louise Mozingo, Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning (LAEP), will return to the College of Environmental Design (CED) this July as the department chair. In her more than 25 year tenure teaching at CED, this will be her second time serving as chair.
Mozingo’s term begins on July 1 as she takes over for Elizabeth McDonald, current LAEP Chair and Professor of City & Regional Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning.
Mozingo began teaching at Wurster in 1993 after a decade of professional practice and working at Sasaki Associates as an associate and senior landscape architect at Sasaki Associates.
On campus, Mozingo served as Director of the American Studies program in the College of Letters and Sciences and is a member of the Graduate Group in Urban Design at the CED. Mozingo also established the Center for Resource Efficient Communities (CREC), an interdisciplinary research team at the College dedicated to supporting resource efficiency goals through environmental planning and urban design. She holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Mozingo received degrees from CED’s Master of Landscape Architecture Program as well as from the College of William and Mary where she majored in Biology and Art History.
Mozingo specializes in urban design and planning, design history, social and cultural factors particularly in connection with collective, shared landscapes such as streets, sidewalks, and other public spaces. For her all of work, skill, and ideas, Mozingo has been the recipient of many awards such as Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship for Studies in Landscape Architecture, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Award of Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Writing, and Service, and the University of California, Berkeley Chancellor’s Award of Recognition for University and Community Partnerships.