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    Barbara Geiger

    Adjunct Professor

    Program of Landscape Architecture

    Office Hours: By arrangement
    Phone: 312.567.3230
    Fax: 312.567.5820
    Email: geigerb@iit.edu
    Web: BarbaraGeiger.net


    • Landscape history and preservation


    • M.A., Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.A., Humanities, Western Illinois University
    • Other degrees in Horticulture and Humanities

    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Current Projects




    • Low-Key Genius: The Life and Work of Landscape-Gardener O.C. Simonds, Ferme Ornee, 2011.

    Selected Publications

    “J. Roy West, FASLA,” biographical essay in Shaping the American Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2009.

    “Hilbert Einar Dahl,” biographical essay in Shaping the American Landscape, University of Virginia Press, 2009.

    Chappell, Sally A. Kitt. Chicago's Urban Nature: A Guide to the City's Architecture and
    Landscape in Landscape Architecture, September 2007. (book review)

    Kelman, Ari. A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans in Journal of
    the Vernacular Architecture Forum, Summer 2005. (book review)

    Wolper, Ethel Sara. Cities and Saints: Sufism and the Transformation of Urban Space in
    Medieval Anatolia in Vernacular Architecture Forum Newsletter, Winter 2004-05. (book review)

    Rybczynski, Witold.  A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and American in
    the Nineteenth Centuryin Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Autumn 2000, 93 (3), p.331-333. (book review)

    Tishler, William H., ed.  Midwestern Landscape Architecture in Illinois Heritage, Fall-Winter 2000, 3 (1&2), p.10-11. (book review)

    "Salt Box House," Barbara Geiger and William Philpott, in Remnants of Corporate
    Paternalism: Company Housing and Landscapes at Calumet, Michigan, Arnold R. Alanen and Katie Franks, eds. (Omaha, NE: Midwest Service Area Office, National Park Service, 1996), pp.35-44.

    Professional Society Memberships

    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    • Community Service: Fund and Easement Committee, Landmarks Illinois; Historic Preservation Commission, Wilmette; board member, Frances Willard Historical Association; board member, Ravenswood-Lakeview Historical Association

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service