Academics - Faculty Profiles

Lance Neckar, MLA, MALA
Professor, Environmental Analysis
Director, Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability

Lance Neckar

    With Pitzer Since: 2012
    Field Group: Environmental Analysis
    Campus Address: Bernard 219
    Phone: 909.607.9424
    Email: lance_neckar

    Education:
    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

Research Interests

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.

Recent Courses

EA 133 Case Studies in the Sustainable Built Environment  Fall, 2012
EA 134 Sustainable Place Studio, Spring, 2013
EA 151 Campus Cultrual 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.

Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors                                                                             

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

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

Additional Information

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