Louise A. Mozingo is Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, faculty of the Graduate Group in Urban Design, and Director of the American Studies program at UC Berkeley. Her research concerns two areas: the history of the American designed landscape and sustainable environmental design and planning. This research has taken a variety of forms including books, book chapters, scholarly articles, criticism, research reports, design and planning documents, and exhibitions. Her book, Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes (MIT Press), won 2011 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the Architecture and Urban Planning category, the 2014 Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Prize from the Society of Architectural Historians for the best book in landscape history, and an American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Communications in 2014. In 2009, Mozingo founded a research center within the College of Environmental Design, the Center for Resource Efficient Communities (CREC) dedicated to interdisciplinary research regarding resource efficient urban design, planning, and policy. Her role in developing the CREC has been to bring her expertise in the urban built environment and leverage the expertise of other fields such as computer science, transportation, economics, law, environmental engineering, and building science in understanding the implications of urban form on resource efficiency.
Prof. Mozingo has been the recipient of Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks Fellowship for Studies in Landscape Architecture, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Award of Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Writing, and Service, and the University of California, Berkeley Chancellor's Award of Recognition for University and Community Partnerships. She has lectured widely, including Harvard University, University of British Columbia, University of Oregon, Yale University, Stanford University, and the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.