Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center


ADC Lecture - Walter Hood, landscape architect

02/02/13 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

ADC Lecture - Walter Hood, landscape architect

Walter Hood is an Oakland, Calif.-based designer, artist and educator. He is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley's landscape architecture and environmental design department, which he chaired from 1998 to 2002. His studio practice, Hood Design, has been engaged in architectural commissions, urban design, art installations, and research since 1992.

Hood specializes in the urban civic realm. Within it, his work ranges from small community-based places to large-scale landscape commissions. His studio recently completed a 1.1-megawatt photovoltaic array within the campus landscape at the University at Buffalo, the new Powell Street Promenade in San Francisco, and the new Sculpture Terrace for the Jackson Museum of Wildlife Art in Wyoming. Hood Design was also responsible for the gardens and landscape of the Herzog & de Meuron–designed De Young Museum, in San Francisco. Earlier projects located in Oakland, such as Lafayette Square and Splash Pad Park, are regarded as transformative designs for the field of landscape architecture.

Hood served at the Goldman Sachs Design Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute in 2011 and was the 2009 recipient of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Design. He has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and speculative works internationally.

Free entry to ADC members,$15 for non-members.  Please contact the Box Office at 760-325-4490 for more information and to purchase tickets.


Image credit: Fern Garden, de Young Museum, San Francisco, courtesy of Hood Design