Dr. Muhlenberg, Penn Design

Dr. Nicholas Muhlenberg, associate professor emeritus of landscape architecture in the School of Design, passed away May 26 at age 81.

Dr. Muhlenberg served on the faculty from 1963 until he retired in 1992.

Prior to coming to Penn, Dr. Muhlenberg worked for Crown Zellerbach Corp., a paper manufacturing firm. In addition, he held academic positions at Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Muhlenberg earned his BS and MS in forestry from the University of Michigan in 1949 and 1952, respectively. He went on to earn an MA in economy in 1957 and a PhD in 1959, both from Yale.

Dr. Muhlenberg had been a member of the Society of American Foresters and contributed work to forestry publications. He also contributed to the 1968 work Via 1; Ecology in Design with Louis I. Kahn, Ruth Patrick and others.

Dr. Muhlenberg is survived by his sons, Kobi and Mattias; daughters, Mimi and Dela Muhlenberg-Bryan; stepdaughter, Julie Galaudet; two brothers; and a sister.