Statement: As a practice dedicated to landscape and the planning of public space, Agency is thrilled to support the Oberlander Prize to recognize and buoy an agent of powerful design through the medium of landscape architecture. We believe that landscape architecture is a significant tool—perhaps one of the most effective and powerful drivers—of 21st-century urbanism. As a feminist practice, we are equally honored to be part of an award named for one of our profession’s great heroines, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. Cornelia’s combination of rigor, grit, craft, and creativity have made her an idol and icon for the next generation of practitioners. She represents the best of what landscape architecture is—beautiful, sustainable, and rich with meaning. Elevating the visibility and celebrating the contributions of both of these unsung heroes—landscape architecture and woman designers—feels more critical now than ever.