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Walter Hood

Walter Hood, ASLA, is an artist, designer and educator based in Oakland, CA. He regularly exhibits and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. His studio, Hood Design has been engaged in architectural commissions, urban design, art installations, and research since 1992.

  • Professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design; chair of the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department from 1998 to 2002
  • Serves as the Goldman Sachs Design Fellow for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, assisting the museum staff in reconceptualizing its public spaces
  • Studio work features landscape, architectural, urban design and art installation projects and are regarded as transformative designs within the field of landscape architecture
  • Recent honors include the AIA Award for Collaborative Achievement, a USA Character Approved Honor by NBC Universal, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Design, a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome

Last updated 8/25/16