Lance Neckar, MLA, MALA
Professor, Environmental Analysis
Director, Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability
M.L.A., Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture
M.A.L.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Landscape Architecture
B.A., Cornell College, History, German, Phi Beta Kappa
In his role as founding faculty director of the Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, Lance Neckar is creating teaching, research and engagement programs around environmental imperatives in Southern California. A professor of environmental analysis in the new sustainability and the built environment track, Neckar integrates the concept of sustainability into a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and reimagining our human-made surroundings.
EA 133 Case Studies in the Sustainable Built Environment Fall, 2012
EA 134 Sustainable Place Studio, Spring, 2013
Selected Publications and Public Commentary
“The Modern Landscape Project in Postwar America,” in Raffaella Giannetti, ed., Foreign Trends on American Soil. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, forthcoming.
Transportation, with James Barton, in Minnesota State Conservation Plan, St. Paul, MN: Legislative and Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources, 2008.
Study Synthesis, Moving Communities Forward, American Institute of Architects and Center for Transportation Studies, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2007.
“Berlin: Topology of Contemplation,” in Rebecca Krinke, ed., Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation. London, UK, & New York, NY: Routledge, 2005.
“Polity and Politeness: Awed and Angry Visitors in a Baroque Landscape Architecture,” in Michel Conan, ed., Emulation, Sublimation, Subversion: Baroque Garden Cultures. Washington. D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2005.
Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks
“Design for Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment: the Liberal Arts Context,” paper presented at the International Design Conference, Chiba, Japan, March, 2013.
Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors
Co-Principal Investigator, Zero + Campus Design Project, $250,000, , University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 2010-11 (With Mary Guzowski, Barry Lehrman, and Loren Abraham)
American Institute of Architects Education Honor Award, 2008. (With John Comazzi and Vincent deBritto)
Founding Fellow, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, 2006-08
Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin, 2006
Co-editor, Landscape Journal, a publication of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, 2008-present
Member, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2001-present
Registered Landscape Architect, Minnesota