Overhead image of Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City, NY

22nd Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: Landscapes on the Edge

Two Mondays, One Thursday, October 5, October 19, October 29; 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Three gifted landscape architects—Thomas Balsley, Gina Ford, and Walter Hood—push the boundaries of invention with designs for urban waterfront parks that exhibit an extraordinary confluence of art, science, nature, and narrative.

CEUs available: APLD and LA CES

Hunter’s Point South Park in Long Island City, NY

Thomas Balsley: Hunter’s Point South Park & Beyond

October 5, 2020

Tom Balsley, FASLA, is a world-renowned landscape architect whose studio is best known for its fusion of landscape and urbanism into award-winning parks and waterfronts.

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The Riverwalk in Downtown Chicago

Gina Ford: Design as an Act of Optimism

October 19, 2020

Gina Ford, FASLA, is the cofounder and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning, in Cambridge, MA, a practice dedicated to addressing social equity, cultural vitality and environmental resilience through design excellence.

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Tidal pool in the memorial garden of the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC

Walter Hood: Landscape and Community

October 29, 2020

As founder and creative director of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA, Walter Hood makes urban spaces that resonate with and enrich the lives of current residents while also honoring communal histories.

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Support generously provided by the Heimbold Family