01.30.08 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Peter Walker: Before the Memorial
Peter Walker has exerted a significant influence on the field of landscape architecture over a five-decade career, crystallizing what is known as the American corporate multidisciplinary office. Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Walker has taught, lectured, written and served as an advisor to numerous public agencies, while exerting personal control over the design of his own projects. The scope of his landscape inquiries is expansive as well as deep. Projects range from small gardens to new cities, from urban plazas to corporate headquarters and academic campuses. With a dedicated concern for urban and environmental issues, his designs shape the landscape in a variety of geographic and cultural contexts.
Exploring the relationships between art, culture and context, Peter Walker and other members of the firm re-form the landscape — whether urban or natural — and challenge traditional concepts of design. Working with many renowned architects, PWP Landscape Architecture has created significant projects around the world. Over the years the firm has received many honors, including more than 35 national design awards, from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the 2007 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.