Department of

Interdisciplinary Programs/urban Design


Mira Engler

Professor, Landscape Architecture
Graduate Coordinator, Landscape Architecture
Professor, Urban Design
Director, Urban Design

Mailing Address

Landscape Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-8937
Office: 478 Design


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, with honors
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, Dissertation: “Gordon Cullen and the ‘Cut-and-paste’ Urban landscape,” Major Professor: Sylvia Lavin

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Research Interests

Landscape theory; Landscape representation; Postwar urbanism; Landscape urbanism; Landscape, media, and consumer culture

Current Projects

Upcoming conference papers:

International Conference on the Image, October 2015

"Detachable Images and the Shaping of the Postmodern City"


“Detachable Images and the Making of the Postmodern City: The Work of Gordon Cullen,” The International Journal on the Image, 6, no. 4, December 2015.

SAH, Society of Architectural Historians, March 2016

"Intersections of Landscape Design Studies and Consumerist Arts" in Reframing Landscape History session

book available:

Cut and Paste Urban Landscape: The Work of Gordon Cullen (Routledge 2016)

Current Scholarship

  • The Image International Conference, Berkeley, CA, 10/24/2015
  • CELA 2015 paper: Primetime Landscapes = Image Making + Mass Media + Visual Marketing , 03/27/2015
  • upcoming book, Cut and Paste Urban Landscape: The Work of Gordon Cullen (Routledge, 2015), 03/07/2015
  • “Intersections of Landscape Design Studies and Consumerist Arts” in Reframing Landscape History, Society of Architectural Historians, 09/06/2005
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