Feb 5th 2013

Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with an interest in urban projects who creates public spaces that build community through ideas-based design. She explores and challenges the relationships between landscape, art, and culture. Her goals include designing landscapes that enhance the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of a place; raising them to a level of fine art; and making landscape design critical to the sustainability of our surroundings. Schwartz is the recipient of numerous awards including the Cooper-Hewitt Museum National Design Award and several awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Presented in collaboration with the William H. Bronson and Grayce Mitchell Lectureship in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects.

Image Credit: Martha Schwartz, Gifu Kitagata Apartments, Kitagata, Japan, Courtesy of Martha Schwartz Partners.

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