Miza Moreau is a landscape architect and artist. A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina and now a U.S. national, she currently resides and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Miza earned her BFA in Photography from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. During that time, she exhibited her work frequently, organized art exhibitions and volunteered at local art organizations. She has used her photography to comment on the temporal and social contexts in which we perceive relationships between the environment and people, and to explore the aesthetics of landscape. Desiring that her work should have an actual physical presence in the environment, Miza pursued graduate study in landscape architecture and urban design.
As a Jack Kent Cooke graduate scholar, Miza earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of California-Berkeley in 2007. Miza has applied her professional skills toward designing better and more sustainable living environments. She has worked at SWA Group, Hargreaves Associates, and Ken Saiki Design, as well as conducted independent work and research. While her graduate studies and work experience focused on the practical aspects of design, she concurrently pursued an independent research project on the history of urban development in her native city of Sarajevo. Miza believes that sound development, especially in the case of post-war reconstruction, can only come about through a deep understanding of spatial, social, and historical contexts unique to a site. Supported by the Future Urban Research in Europe program, Miza presented her project results at an international conference in 2008, and is currently awaiting publication of her research paper in a forthcoming book.
Using an interdisciplinary approach and tools, Miza sees opportunities in even the most challenging of situations. Combining her personal, educational and professional experiences, she plans to continue working on topics that influence at large scales the relationships between people and their environment, such as climate change, post-conflict development, and alienation in public spaces.