Ann Hildner

Ann Hildner

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Curriculum Vitae

Phone:765-285-2183

Room:AB 230


Bio

Ann Hildner is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University. Ann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University. Prior to her academic tenure, she was an associate, senior designer and project manager at REA Associates, Landscape Architects with an expertise in planting design.

Her scholarly work has primarily involved documentation and analysis of mature growth eastern deciduous forest as well as an exploration of teaching methodologies that focus on enhancing the design studio experience.

Education

  • Master of Landscape Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Art History, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Professional Registration

  • Professional Landscape Architect (PLA)
  • State of Indiana - CLARB certified

Professional Experience

  • (2019-Present) Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • (2008-2013) Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • (1996-2008) Associate, REA Associates, Landscape Architects, Indianapolis, IN

Major Research and Teaching Emphasis

  • Documentation and analysis of mature growth eastern deciduous forest
  • Testing numerous pedagogical strategies including 1) the use of language as a design tool in landscape architecture education, 2) seeking to improve student learning through collaborative project experiences, 3) teaching students to maximize the use of plant material in a way that deepens their understanding of the art of placemaking, and 4) exploring hands-on learning.

Grants and Awards

Start-Up Supplemental Funding. 2019. Awarded by Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA. Project: Focus on the Forest: Documentation and Analysis of Old Growth Forest in Indiana.

Recent Research and Publications

  • Hildner, Ann. 2020. “Constructing Woodlands: An Instructive Framework” [Peer Reviewed Abstract]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2020 National Conference, Louisville, KY
  • Hildner, Ann. 2019. “Engaging Landscapes with Words: The Use of Language as a Design Tool in Landscape Architecture Education” [Peer Reviewed Abstract]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2019 National Conference, Sacramento, CA
  • Hildner, Ann, Tomizawa, Susan. 2016. “Feedback as a Teaching Tool: Aligning Feedback with Successive Stages of the Design Process” [Peer Reviewed Abstract]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2016 National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hildner, Ann, Tomizawa, Susan. 2016. “A Macro Approach to Teaching Planting Design” [Peer Reviewed Abstract]. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2016 National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hildner, Ann, Rotar, Sean, Barbarash, David, Dahl, Bernie. 2014 “Improving Student Learning through Integrated Project Experiences” [Peer Reviewed Full Paper]. Landscape Research Record, 2014

Professional Social Media


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Comprehensive Landsc 605 1 1300 - 1650 M W F AB, room 219
LA Methods 650 801 0000 - 0000