MLA, M Arch History, Associate Professor,
Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture
Ann Komara, an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, is a licensed landscape architect as well as a landscape historian. Her work on cultural landscapes addresses the theoretical and experiential aspects of landscape reception, landscape design as a cultural product reflecting specific material and building practices, and issues of preservation for modern landscapes.
A founding member of CoPR, she is a member of DOCOMOMO, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Of note, she has received a Graham Foundation Award and a Dumbarton Oaks Summer Fellowship for her research and publications on the Parc des Buttes Chaumont (Paris, 1867). As the Principal Investigator for two Colorado State Historical Fund Grants, she led a team of students to produce the first Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) in the state of Colorado which documented Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park.
Ann has also been working on the preservation of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp ANF-1 in Duhring, Pennsylvania. She led a summer studio class that documented existing conditions and developed a Phased Master Plan. In January of 2009, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission approved the submitted Determination of Eligibility.
Landscape Architecture Faculty Profile
Research Interests: Landscape History and Theory, Cultural Landscape, Modern Landscapes