Summit Panelist: Kathryn Gustafson
June 11, 2016
Kathryn Gustafson, FASLA, PLA
Founding Principal, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Founding Partner, Gustafson Porter
Kathryn Gustafson brings over 30 years of distinguished practice to her partnerships in two offices, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle and Gustafson Porter in London. Kathryn’s diverse portfolio intuitively incorporates those fundamental sculptural and sensual qualities that enhance the human experience of landscape. Her early work includes a widely known series of projects in France, with recent projects located throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. These civic parks, gardens, and community spaces range in scale from 0.1 acre to 1,000 acres.
Kathryn received the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture, and medalist of the French Academy of Architecture. She is also the recipient of the Obayashi Prize, the ASLA Design Medal, the Chrysler Design Award, and London’s Jane Drew Prize. Along with her partners at Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Kathryn received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture.