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Summit Speakers and Panelists

The Summit brought together a diverse group of leading minds in contemporary landscape architecture. Summit Speakers each presented a 10-minute “Declaration” addressing how landscape architecture can make its vital contribution in the 21st century in response to the challenges of our time and the next 50 years. Summit Panelists reflected on the declarations presented and engaged in lively and constructive debate about realizing landscape architecture’s potential and effecting real world change.

  • Gerdo Aquino

    Gerdo Aquino

    Firmwide CEO
    SWA
    Los Angeles, California

  • José Almiñana

    José Almiñana

    Principal
    Andropogon Associates
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Thomas Balsley

    Thomas Balsley

    Founder and Principal Designer
    Thomas Balsley Associates
    New York, New York

  • Julie Bargmann

    Julie Bargmann

    Chair and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Henri Bava

    Henri Bava

    Founding Partner
    Agence TER
    Paris, France

  • Anita Berrizbeitia

    Anita Berrizbeitia

    Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture
    Harvard University
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Charles Birnbaum

    Charles Birnbaum

    Founder, President and CEO
    The Cultural Landscape Foundation
    Washington, D.C.

  • Keith Bowers

    Keith Bowers

    Founder and President
    Biohabitats
    Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jacky Bowring

    Jacky Bowring

    Professor of Landscape Architecture
    Lincoln University
    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Joe Brown

    Joe Brown

    Consulting Advisor
    AECOM
    San Francisco, California

  • Nina Chase

    Nina Chase

    Senior Project Manager
    Riverlife
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Nette Compton

    Nette Compton

    Senior Director of ParkCentral and City Park Development
    Trust for Public Land
    New York, New York

  • Claude Cormier

    Claude Cormier

    Principal Landscape Architect
    Claude Cormier + Associés
    Montréal, Québec

  • James Corner

    James Corner

    Founding Partner
    James Corner Field Operations
    New York, New York

  • Azzurra Cox

    Azzurra Cox

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Julia Czerniak

    Julia Czerniak

    Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture
    Syracuse University
    Syracuse, New York

  • Tim Duggan

    Tim Duggan

    Founding Partner
    Phronesis
    Kansas CIty, Missouri

  • Martha Fajardo

    Martha Fajardo

    Co-founder and CEO
    Grupo Verde Ltda
    Bogotá, Colombia

  • Mark Focht

    Mark Focht

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Gina Ford

    Gina Ford

    Principal and Chair of Urban Studio
    Sasaki Associates
    Watertown, Massachusetts

  • Christian Gabriel

    Christian Gabriel

    National Design Director - Landscape Architecture
    U.S. General Services Administration
    Washington, D.C.

  • Ed Garza

    Ed Garza

    Founder and CEO
    Zane Garway
    San Antonio, Texas

  • Christophe Girot

    Christophe Girot

    Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture
    ETH Zurich
    Zurich, Switzerland

  • Maria Goula

    Maria Goula

    Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York

  • David Gouverneur

    David Gouverneur

    Associate Professor of Practice
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Kathryn Gustafson

    Kathryn Gustafson

    Founding Principal
    Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
    Seattle, Washington

  • Feng Han

    Feng Han

    Director of Landscape Studies
    Tongji University
    Shanghai, China

  • Andrea Hansen

    Andrea Hansen

    Head of Product
    Stae
    Boston, Massachussetts

  • Susan Herrington

    Susan Herrington

    Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Randy Hester

    Randy Hester

    Director
    Center for Ecological Democracy
    Berkeley, California

  • Alison Hirsch

    Alison Hirsch

    Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California

  • Jeffrey Hou

    Jeffrey Hou

    Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington

  • Scott Irvine

    Scott Irvine

    MLA Student
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson

    Co-founder
    Civitas
    Denver, Colorado

  • Diane Jones Allen

    Diane Jones Allen

    Principal Landscape Architect
    DesignJones LLC
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Joanna Karaman

    Joanna Karaman

    Landscape Designer
    OLIN
    Los Angeles, California

  • Mikyoung Kim

    Mikyoung Kim

    Founder and Design Director
    Mikyoung Kim Design
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Nina-Marie Lister

    Nina-Marie Lister

    Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
    Ryerson University
    Toronto, Canada

  • Christopher Marcinkoski

    Christopher Marcinkoski

    Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Liat Margolis

    Liat Margolis

    Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario

  • Deborah Marton

    Deborah Marton

    Executive Director
    New York Restoration Project
    New York, New York

  • Anuradha Mathur

    Anuradha Mathur

    Professor of Landscape Architecture
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Adrian McGregor

    Adrian McGregor

    Managing Director
    McGregor Coxall
    Sydney, Australia

  • Karen M'Closkey

    Karen M'Closkey

    Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Blaine Merker

    Blaine Merker

    Director
    Gehl Studio
    San Francisco, California

  • Beth Meyer

    Beth Meyer

    Professor and Dean of School of Architecture
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Brett Milligan

    Brett Milligan

    Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, California

  • Tim Mollette-Parks

    Tim Mollette-Parks

    Associate Principal
    Mithun
    San Francisco, California

  • Kathryn Moore

    Kathryn Moore

    Professor of Landscape Architecture
    Birmingham City University
    Birmingham, United Kingdom

  • Alpa Nawre

    Alpa Nawre

    Assistant Professor
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, Kansas

  • Ellen Neises

    Ellen Neises

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Cornelia Oberlander

    Cornelia Oberlander

    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Patricia O'Donnell

    Patricia O'Donnell

    Founder and Principal
    Heritage Landscapes
    Charlotte, Vermont

  • Laurie Olin

    Laurie Olin

    Partner, OLIN
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Kate Orff

    Kate Orff

    Founder amd Partner
    SCAPE
    New York, New York

  • Raquel Peñalosa

    Raquel Peñalosa

    President
    IFLA Americas
    Montreal, Canada

  • John Peterson

    John Peterson

    Founder
    Public Architecture
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Patrick Phillips

    Patrick Phillips

    Global Chief Executive Officer
    Urban Land Institute
    Washington, D.C.

  • Sarah Primeau

    Sarah Primeau

    Landscape Architect
    space2place design inc
    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Chris Reed

    Chris Reed

    Founding Principal
    Stoss
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Mario Schjetnan

    Mario Schjetnan

    Co-founder
    Grupo de Diseño Urbano / GDU
    Mexico City, Mexico

  • Martha Schwartz

    Martha Schwartz

    Principal
    Martha Schwartz Partners
    London, United Kingdom

     

  • Kelly Shannon

    Kelly Shannon

    Professor of Architecture and Graduate Program Director
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California

  • Dirk Sijmons

    Dirk Sijmons

    Adviseur
    H+N+S-Landschapsarchitecten
    Amersfoort, Netherlands

  • Ken Smith

    Ken Smith

    Principal
    Ken Smith Workshop
    New York, New York

  • Nancy Somerville

    Nancy Somerville

    Executive Vice President and CEO
    American Society of Landscape Architects
    Washington, DC

  • Anne Whiston Spirn

    Anne Whiston Spirn

    Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning
    MIT
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Frederick R. Steiner

    Frederick R. Steiner

    Dean of the School of Architecture and Rockwell Chair in Architecture
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, Texas

  • Carl Steinitz

    Carl Steinitz

    Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture and Planning
    Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Antje Stokman

    Antje Stokman

    Director, Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology
    University of Stuttgart
    Stuttgart, Germany

  • Marc Treib

    Marc Treib

    Professor of Architecture Emeritus
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California

  • Charles Waldheim

    Charles Waldheim

    Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director, Office for Urbanization
    Harvard University
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Peter Walker

    Peter Walker

    Senior Partner
    PWP Landscape Architecture
    Berkeley, California

  • Marcel Wilson

    Marcel Wilson

    Founder and Design Director
    Bionic
    San Francisco, California

  • Kongjian Yu

    Kongjian Yu

    Founder and Dean, College of Architecture and Landscape
    Peking University
    Beijing, China

Summit Documentary

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20-min film showcases key themes and energy
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