Making Space within Place Conference – Setting the Stage: Peter Walker

TCLF’s latest conference, Second Wave of Modernism IV: Making Space within Place, was held on October 4, 2019, in the Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art. The conference featured several Dallas-based experts who were joined by others from throughout the United States. The topics were equally varied and timely, focusing on the role that landscape architects have played in laying the foundation for today’s planning and design work (exploring several iconic projects completed in the Dallas Arts District over the past 35 years); city projects that balance design against natural and cultural values, and the imperative to deal with climate change; how a public-private partnership was able to facilitate the development of priority parks in the urban core; and recent innovations in creative management and stewardship.

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Setting the Stage: Creating a Shared Language for the City’s Landscape Architecture
Peter Walker, FASLA, Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture
With introduction by Adam Greenspan, a directing partner at PWP Landscape Architecture

Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Peter Walker has designed hundreds of projects, taught, lectured, written, and served as an advisor to numerous public agencies. The scope of his concerns is expansive—from the design of small gardens to the planning of cities—with a particular emphasis on corporate headquarters, plazas, cultural gardens, academic campuses, and urban-regeneration projects.

Walker has served as consultant and advisor to numerous public agencies and institutions: the Sydney 2000 Olympic Coordination Authority; the Redevelopment Agency of San Francisco; the Port Authority of San Diego; Stanford University; the University of California; the University of Washington; and the American Academy in Rome. He played an essential role in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University as both the chairman of the Landscape Architecture Department and the acting director of the Urban Design Program. He was head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1997 to 1999. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Institute for Urban Design, Walker has been granted the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, Harvard’s Centennial Medal, the University of Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson Medal, the ASLA’ Medal, and the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Gold Medal. He is co-designer with Michael Arad of the National September 11th Memorial.



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