The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Landscapes for Living: Post War Landscape Architecture in Georgia,  November 5, 2010 at the Atlanta History Center


Barbara Faga

Ms. Faga is an urban designer and Executive Vice President at AECOM with projects including: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA; Parc Diagonal Mar, Barcelona, Spain; Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, GA; Celebration, FL; Schuylkill River master plan, Philadelphia, PA; the Wharf District Park of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, over the $15B "Big Dig" in Boston; Porta Nuova, urban redevelopment in Milan, Italy; East Edisto, master plan for 70,000 acres near Charleston, SC; the Miami Beach Master Plan and streetscape design for South Beach; the Atlanta BeltLine, a 22-mile ring of new development around the downtown, and the DWNTWN MIAMI master plan for the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Additionally, she has written a book, Designing Public Consensus: The Civic Theater of Community Participation for Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Urban Designers (Wiley, 2006) and is a contributing author to Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster (Penn Press, 2006), Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards (Wiley, 2006) and Landscape Architecture Graphic Standards (ICMA Press, 2009) along with several published articles.

Ms. Faga chaired EDAW’s board of directors from 1996 to 2005 prior to EDAW joining AECOM. She is a frequent speaker on urban planning issues and has served on several retail and design boards. In 2007 Design Intelligence named her one of the top 15 women who are changing the world of architecture. Ms. Faga received the distinguished alumni award in landscape architecture from Michigan State University, and worked on a graduate degree at Georgia Tech where she is currently pursuing a PhD in city planning.