Margot Lystra

Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture  - (716) 829-5879 - Hayes Hall 227

Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture

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Margot Lystra is an architectural historian and landscape architect; her research concerns the ways that drawing and making practices engage broader cultural understandings of cities, natures, technologies, and power, with a focus on how designers envision environmental relationships at urban and infrastructural scales.

Margot holds a Doctor of Philosophy in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Swarthmore College. She has taught theory, design, and representation courses at Cornell, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, and University of Detroit Mercy. Her work has been published in Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, and Journal of Design History. As a landscape architect she has worked for CMG Landscape Architecture, the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, and various San Francisco-based landscape architecture firms.