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


Ken Kay, FASLA

Mr. Kay is a landscape architect, planner and urban design advisor. For over 30 years, he has focused on visioning of planning and design projects that link urbanism and ecology and bringing them into reality. Before founding Ken Kay Associates in San Francisco in 1983, he worked as a partner with two eminent landscape architects and planners: Charles Currier, from 1969 to 1975 in the firm of CR3 inc in Avon, Connecticut; and with Garrett Eckbo at EckboKay Associates in San Francisco, from 1975 to 1983. Ken has successfully completed a full range of commissions that range from private gardens to new towns.   He is an original member of the Congress for the New Urbanism in 1993, where he co-chaired CNU’s Environmental Task Force from 1994 to 1998.  Mr. Kay has served as an urban design advisor to many Cities, Foundations, Local Government Commissions, Developers and Corporate clients on major projects. He has also addressed and made over 50 presentations to local, regional, national & international conferences such as the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design; the Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conferences; the Annual Building Livable, Sustainable Communities Conferences in Yosemite National Park; 2005 International Summit of China (Guangzhou),The City Managers Conference and the Congress for New Urbanism.


Union Bank Plaza by Eckbo, Dean, Austin, Williams, ca. 1978.

(top left) Ken Kay and Garrett Eckbo, 1975.