Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Tina M. Bishop

Posted: Sep 24, 2019

Tina Bishop, RLA, ASLA, is a founding partner of Mundus Bishop, an award-winning landscape architecture firm established in 1999 and based in Denver, Colorado. She directs the firm’s public space design and historic preservation practice for projects across the United States. Her work is informed by the context and history of a place. Ms. Bishop's work on nationally significant places includes Denver’s Civic Center, Babi Yar Park, and Alcatraz Island (a National Historic Landmark). As the landscape architect for the Denver Botanic Gardens since 2008, she has transformed the urban grounds into an awe-inspiring sustainable campus with new connections and relevant gardens. Ms. Bishop frequently speaks on the design of public spaces and historic preservation to local and national audiences. She currently serves on The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Stewardship Council.

Statement: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander’s groundbreaking work in civic spaces and children’s play environments has inspired my efforts to design meaningful public places. Cornelia’s philosophy of integrating research, environment, and art with her design solutions is particularly relevant as we face climate change and the need for places for all people regardless of background or ability. My own approach to research, design, wellness, and stewardship is inspired by her thoughtful work. Celebrating a significant body of work through this international prize is essential in promoting landscape architecture as an important art form with an essential environmental role. As a practicing landscape architect with more than 30 years of experience, I am thrilled to contribute to the Oberlander Prize, which will honor a diverse, complex, and wonderful form of expression—landscape architecture. Having the prize named for Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is an inspiration to all landscape architects, but to women practitioners in particular. Thank you TCLF and the 100 Women!

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