Nilay D. Mistry

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Nilay Mistry possesses several years of experience in design practice and teaching in landscape architecture and urban design in the United States, Africa, and Asia. His ongoing research and trans-disciplinary design work explores rooting interventions in public space in readings of cultural identity, urban networks, and landscape flows. Mistry’s research on informal settlements and Asian urbanization has been the subject of various publications and design studios, facilitating multiple design/build projects around the world.


Bachelors Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois
M.L.A.+U, Harvard University

Research Interests

Informal Settlements, Asian Urbanization


American Association of Landscape Architects Illinois Chapter Honor Award (2012)

Edward L. Ryerson Travelling Fellowship Award (2004)


Graham Foundation Grant (2015)