College of Environmental Design Department Chairs Announced for 2017-2018 Academic Year
The College of Environmental Design’s three departments -- Architecture, City & Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning -- have announced new chairships for the 2017-2018 academic school year.
Professor of Architecture Tom Buresh will renew his seat as Chair of the Department of Architecture for the next year, his seventh year serving in the position. Buresh was Professor and Chair of Architecture at the University of Michigan from 2001 to 2009. For the 15 years prior, he was a member of the faculty at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles where in he served as Director of the Graduate Program in 1997-98. He is also a principal in the firm Guthrie + Buresh Architects, and previously served as senior project designer for Frank O. Gehry and Associates. Buresh also served as a designer for Frank D. Israel Design Associates, Studio Works with Robert Mangurian, Eugene Kupper Architect, and Hawley and Peterson Architects.
Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Louise Mozingo will also be renewing her seat as Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning for the next year, making it her fourth year serving in the position. A former Associate and senior landscape architect for Sasaki Associates, Mozingo joined the department after a decade of professional practice. In 2009, she became the founding director of a research interdisciplinary team at CED, the Center for Resource Efficient Communities (CREC) dedicated to supporting resource efficiency goals through environmental planning and urban design. Mozingo has been the recipient of 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. She was listed as one of the 25 Most Admired Educators for 2017 by Design Intelligence.
After being appointed Chair last summer, Professor of City & Regional Planning Teresa Caldeira will be extending her chairship for the Department of City & Regional Planning for the next two years. Caldeira, whose research focuses on the predicaments of urbanization, such as spatial segregation, social discrimination, and the uses of public space in cities of the global south, has been studying the relationships between urban form and political transformation, particularly in the context of democratization. Her work is interdisciplinary, combining methodologies, theories, and approaches from the different social sciences, the humanities, and the design disciplines. She has been especially concerned with reshaping ethnographic methods for the study of cities.
"I am grateful to Teresa Caldeira for her superb leadership of the department this year, and glad that she has agreed to continue her service as department chair for the coming two years," explained CED Dean Jennifer Wolch.