Credentials: Senior Lecturer
Dr. Myers (Mary) has served as a senior lecturer in landscape architecture at UW-Madison since 2019. Prior to relocating to Wisconsin, she was a professor and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at Temple University.
As chair, she spearheaded development of the Master of Landscape Architecture program with a concentration in ecological restoration.
Mary is a professional landscape architect whose years in practice inform her teaching, research and outreach. At the graduate level, she has taught restoration focused design studios, a seminar on ecological aesthetics, and capstone studio. She currently teaches Plants and Ecology in Design studio, a subject that she is passionate about.
Since 2011, Mary has engaged in research related to measuring landscape performance and ecosystem services of built landscapes. This research provides empirical data that has been lacking in the discipline and is helping to build the body of knowledge of landscape architecture. She has integrated this approach in her teaching of seminars and studios and found that it has value for nearly any site, included urban sites.
Mary is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. She has served as Chair of the national Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board and as President of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Myers, M. Science of Sustainable Design; Cognella: San Diego, CA. 2014
Myers, M. Andrea Cochran: Landscapes, Princeton Architectural Press. 2009
Myers, M. “Landscape Performance Metrics as a Means of Informing Design Scenarios” Chinese Landscape Architecture Journal. May 2016. pp. 75-83.
Myers, M., “Multivalent Design: the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center case study” Landscape Journal-, Volume 32, Number 2, 2013. pp. 47-62.
Myers, M., “Power of the Picturesque: Motorists’ Perceptions of the Blue Ridge Parkway” Landscape Journal, Volume 25, Number 1, 2006, pp. 38-53.
Myers, M., “Decisions of Purpose: Use of Normative and Scientific Theory in Design Research” Landscape Review, Volume 9, Number 1, 2004, pp. 180 – 183.
Myers, M., “The Line of Grace: Principles of Road Aesthetics in the Design of the Blue Ridge Parkway” Landscape Journal, Volume 23, Number 2, 2004, pp. 122 – 140.
Tai, L. and Myers, M., “Doctors: Here or There“ Landscape Review, Volume 9, Number 1, 2004, pp. 215 – 221.
Myers, M., “Iron and Asphalt: Evolution of the Spiral Curve in Railroads and Parkways” Public Roads, Federal Highway Administration, Volume 65, Number 2, 2001, pp. 23 – 27.
Myers, M., Carney, M. and H. Whitlow. “Integrating Landscape Performance Metrics in Campus Planning: Baseline Conditions for Temple University” Planning for Higher Education Journal. 2015 Volume 43, Number 4, pp. 1 – 8.
Myers, M., “Design on the Prairie” Restoration case study of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum demonstration garden. Landscape Architecture Magazine. Volume 97, Number 2, 2007, pp 76 – 85.
Myers, M., “Bluegrass Harmony” Case study of the Paris-Lexington Parkway, feature article, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Volume 93, Number 5, 2003, pp. 82 – 91, 101 – 103.
Myers, M., “One View from the Road: Where is the Leading Edge of Highway Aesthetics to be Found?” Landscape Architecture Magazine, Volume 92, Number 10, 2002, pp. 80 – 87.
Myers, M., “Variety and Interest: What Makes the Blue Ridge Parkway Beautiful?” feature article, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Volume 92, Number 3, 2002, pp. 71 – 73, 93-94.
Myers, M., “Retrofitting Rocky Branch: Applying Natural Features in Urban Stream Design” Landscape Architecture, Volume 90, Number 3, 2000, pp. 44 – 49.
Myers, M., “Parkways” Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn. Volume 3, pp. 999-1001.
Myers, M., “Shugaku-in Imperial Villa” Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Volume 3, pp. 1223-1225.
Myers, M. and Searing, J. “Biography of John Francis Collins. Pioneers of the American Landscape: III. Washington, D.C.: Cultural Landscape Foundation.
CITATION of CREATIVE WORK
Raver, Anne. October 8, 2014. “One Woman’s Pipe Dream: A Rain Garden Even the Neighbors Seem to Like” in The New York Times.