Staff profile

Saruhan  Mosler

Dr Saruhan Mosler


Course Scheme Manager & Senior Lecturer
MA Landscape Architecture
MA Garden Design
Master of Landscape Architecture
Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture
BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture


Saruhan is a senior lecturer at the Landscape Architecture department and leading the postgraduate courses in landscape architecture and garden design. She is supervising PhD students and master thesis in a wide range of themes in landscape architecture. Apart from her academic roles as research student supervisor and course manager, she is involved in international design competitions as landscape architect consultant.


Saruhan has held the position of senior lecturer in the School of Sustainable Environments & Design since 2012. As the course leader in MA landscape Architecture and MA garden Design she has contributed the development of the master courses at the Writtle University College. She has been the module leader for the MA master thesis since 2012.

Research interests

Her research interests include the development of cities and urban morphology, design explorations in historic urban centres and place-making processes, heritage studies and place awareness, everyday landscapes and spatiality, phenomenological approach in place-making processes.


PG Cert, Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Essex University
PhD in Landscape Architecture, Technical University of Munich
MSc in Landscape Architecture, Ankara University
BSc in Landscape Architecture, Ankara University

Academic member of the Landscape Institute

Subject Areas

MA Landscape Architecture Theory and Philosophy
Research Methods
Design studios
Special topics

Undergraduate Landscape Urbanism (3rd year)

PhD supervision
2015 - ongoing. E. Cannell. Spa Development and Landscape Evaluation in Essex
2012 - 2016 K. Lee. Intangible Heritage Management Principles in South Korea
2011 - 2015 G Spanjar. Assessing ecosystem function for urban green spaces
2011 - 2015 S.Konau. Influence of public perceptions in the design and planning of urban green spaces in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka


Sector / industry activities

Schola (Landscape Architecture Course leaders and heads) representative for the Landscape Institute.

2018 Market Lands Design Competition Winnipeg, International Design Competition in collaboration with i.on Architecture Studio.

2017 International Landscape Architecture Design Competition, Place des Montréalaises : Multidiciplinary Design , Montreal  in collaboration with i.on Architecture Studio.

Consultant in Archaeological-Historical Site Interpretation and Management.

2016 Consultancy for Chelmsford City Council: An Investigative Report for the Late Bronze Age Site „Springfield Lyons“ in Chelmsford, Essex.

Selected recent publications

Mosler, S. (2019) (in press) Everyday heritage concept as an approach to place-making processes in the urban landscape. Journal of Urban Design.

Mosler, S. and Hobson, P. (2018) “Transformation of the landscape: The relationships between food and land use in prehistoric British and European societies” in “Routledge Handbook to Landscape and Food” (eds.) edited by Waterman, T. and Zeunert, J. p.1-31.

Sutestada, S. and Mosler, S. (2016) Industrial Heritage and their Legacies: “Memento non mori: Remember you shall not die”. Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences, Volume 225, 14 July 2016, Pages 321–336.

Jamali, F. and Mosler, S. (2014) The Role of Cultural Ecosystem Services in Urban Riverscape Restoration. Full paper submission for the conference proceedings.

Mosler, S. (2009) “Aspects of Archaeological Heritage in the Cultural Landscapes of Western Anatolia”. International Journal of Heritage Studies, Volume 15, Issue 1 ,p.  24 – 43. Routledge.

Mosler, S. (2009) “Presenting the Past Landscapes: An Approach towards Visual Landscape Integrity as a Tool for Management of Historical Sites”. The International Journal of Cultural Property, Volume 16, Issue 1, page 1-24. Cambridge Press.

Mosler, S. (2007) “Evolution of Cultural-Archaeological Landscapes. Archaeological Site Presentation.” In: Landscape Development and Ecological Research. Book Section: Schriftenreihe Landschaftsentwicklung und Umweltforschung, p.:359-374, TU Berlin (in German).

Recent conference papers / professional workshop activities

2016       Heritage as a concept and everyday life of urban heritage, Chelmsford City Council: Heritage Seminar

2014       The Role of Cultural Ecosystem Services in Urban Riverscape Restoration (co-author was present).  IFLA-APR 5th International Cultural Landscape Conference “Urban Cultural Landscape”, Tehran, Iran.

2012       Landscapes of Hope as a driver for Brownfield sites. The 22nd IAPS Conference: Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research Policy and Practice. Glasgow, Scotland.

2011       How is history an important tool to influence the future of landscapes and sustainability?”, The Landscape Institute Summer Student Conference, London, UK.

2011       Aesthetics of Memories: An Analysis of Contemporary Memorial Design from the Viewpoint of Form, Function and Perception. The 12th Cambridge Heritage Seminar: The Heritage of memorials and commemorations. The University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.