The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Conference: Second Wave of Modernism in Landscape Architecture in America (November 13-15, 2008 in Chicago)


Walter Hood

Mr. Hood is Professor and former Chair of the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of California, Berkeley, and principal of Hood Design in Oakland, CA.  He has worked in a variety of settings including architecture, urban design, community planning, environmental art, and research.  He was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture, 1997.  He has exhibited and lectured on his professional projects and theoretical works nationally and abroad.  His work was recently featured in the exhibition and publication, “Open” New Designs For Public Spaces, Van Allen Institute, NY, Metropolis Magazine, the New York Times, and Dwell Magazine. His firm designed the gardens and landscape for the New De Young Museum, San Francisco with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. Mr. Hood’s published monographs: Urban Diaries and Blues & Jazz Landscape Improvisations won an ASLA Research award in 1996. He is currently researching and writing a book entitled Urban Landscapes; American Landscape Typologies.  His area of teaching, the American Urban Landscape, is intertwined with his design work creating a didactic approach to the design of urban landscapes


Farm Security Administration, Weslaco Unit, TX, Park Plan for Community Building by Garrett Eckbo, 1939.