Ann Komara

Ann Komara MLA

PROFESSOR
  • Landscape Architecture Department (CAP)

Email Address: ann.komara@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone: 303-315-2428

Office Hours: By appointment

MOST RECENT COURSES
LDAR 5521 - History of Landscape Architecture
LDAR 6510 - Landscape Architecture in Other Cultures: Finland Study Abroad
LDAR 6608 - Advanced Landscape Architectural Design Studio: Auraria Campus North Classroom, Denver: Stormwater Plaza
LDAR 6686 - Water in the West (research seminar)
LDAR 6710 - Landscape Representation: Sketching the City
LDAR 6951 - Thesis in Landscape Architecture – faculty advisor

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts Classical Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
Master of Architecture History, University of Virginia

Awards

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2013 American Association for State and Local History National [AASLH] “Award of Merit” for a publication: Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park

2012 Colorado Chapter ASLA Merit Award - Research and Communication. With Kat Vlahos and Ann Mullins, “HALS: Five Uniquely Colorado Historic Landscapes”

2008 Fulbright CIES Research and Teaching Fellow: Helsinki University of Technology

2007 Colorado Historical Society Stephen Hart Award for Excellence in Preservation for “Skyline Park Historic American Landscapes Survey”

2005 College of Architecture and Planning Award of Excellence for Research and Creative Activities

2004 Dumbarton Oaks Research Fellowship

2003 Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts – Grant recipient for research on the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris

EXTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS
2011 National Park Service Rocky Mountain CESU Grant.  $20,000. “Development of Cultural/Natural Landscape Management Plan for the Utility Area of Rocky Mountain National Park”

2007 Colorado State Historical Fund Grant.  $28,980. Funding production and printing for Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park

2005 National Park Service Rocky Mountain CESU Grant.  $10,000. “Images of Rocky Mountain National Park: Reception and Place” 

RECOGNITION OF WORK BY OTHERS
Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park. “Book Review: Literary Post-Mortem ,” reviewed by Land8, written by Adam Regn Arvidson. Accessed 02-05-2013. 

Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park. Van Alen Institute, New York, NY. 

Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park listed as one of the top ten Best Books of 2012 , ASLA "The Dirt". Accessed 11-29-2012.

Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park. “Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park is Now History,” reviewed by ASLA “The Dirt”. Accessed 11-09-2012. 

Affiliations

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, member
American Society of Landscape Architects, member
Society of Architectural Historians, member 
(Former board member - SAH Landscape History Chapter)
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