Professor of Environmental Analysis
With Pitzer Since: 2012
Field Group: Environmental Analysis
Campus Address: Bernard 219
Office Hours: By appointment
MLA, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture
MALA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Landscape Architecture
BA, Cornell College, History, German, Phi Beta Kappa
As professor of environmental analysis in the 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
EA 134 Sustainable Place Studio
EA 151 Campus Cultural Resources Conservation: Revealing Values
Selected Publications and Public Commentary
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 Selected Awards, Honors and Grants
Co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation planning grant for the Bernard Field Station
Recipient of a Mellon Arts+Environment Course Development grant for the course Campus Cultural Resources Conservation: Revealing Values
On behalf of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, Professor Neckar won an NSF planning grant to strengthen research and academic opportunities at The Claremont Colleges’ Robert J. Bernard Field Station (BFS). This is a collaborative grant with Dr. Wallace Meyer, BFS director and the BFS Advisory Committee. 2013–2014.
Co-Principal Investigator, Zero + Campus Design Project, $250,000, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 2010-11 (With Mary Guzowski, Barry Lehrman, and Loren Abraham)
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