Gary Hilderbrand is the new chair of Harvard GSD’s Department of Landscape Architecture

Gary Hilderbrand is the new chair of Harvard GSD’s Department of Landscape Architecture

The Harvard Graduate School of Style and design (GSD) has named Gary R. Hilderbrand, founding principal and partner of 2013 ASLA Agency of the Year-successful practice Reed Hilderbrand, as the up coming chair of the school’s Office of Landscape Architecture. He is at the moment Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor-in-Apply at Harvard GSD, where he has taught because 1990.

Hilderbrand, a 1985 graduate of the method with distinction, is the 15th human being to provide as chair of the section, which was proven in 1900 and is the oldest academic method of its variety in the environment. He succeeds Anita Berrizbeitia, who, in 2015, grew to become only the next girl in the then-115-year-previous office to be appointed as chair.

“Gary’s sensibilities as a trainer and as a practitioner are one particular and the same—his unyielding efforts to reconcile imminent, usually intractable forces of urbanization with ecological sustainability, cultural record, vegetative regimes, and considerate kindness are central to his pedagogy and observe the two, mentioned Sarah M. Whiting, dean of the Harvard GSD, in a press assertion shared with AN.

Describing himself as getting “humbled and honored in equivalent measure” by the appointment, Hilderbrand went on to notice: “For extra than a century, Landscape Architecture at Harvard has positively formed discourse in study, educating, and exercise in the area. We proceed that legacy ahead with renewed urgency in the confront of ever much more remarkable environmental and social upheaval.”

“I’m grateful for Professor Anita Berrizbeitia’s amazing and humane mental stewardship about the past seven decades, and I search ahead to functioning with my colleagues in the division and the university to uphold the determination to structure leadership that is demanded of us in this time. We stand effectively geared up,” he included.

With places of work in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New Haven, Connecticut, Reed Hilderbrand has been given extra than 100 style awards and accolades including a 2015 AN Greatest of Design and style Award in the Best Landscape class for its work at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Hilderbrand has also been individually bestowed with many honors like the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture (1994–1995) and the prestigious ASLA Design Medal (2017). In 2005, Hilderbrand and Doug Reed, fellow founding principal and lover of Reed Hilderbrand, gained an Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York. Hilderbrand is a Fellow of the American Modern society of Landscape Architects.

AN has included numerous Reed Hilderbrand projects more than the decades including forthcoming and in-progress operates these kinds of as the landscape refresh at Manhattan’s legendary Lever Property (with SOM), an expansive reimagining of Longwood Gardens exterior of Philadelphia (with WEISS/MANFREDI), and the Richard Gilder Heart for Science, Education and learning, and Innovation at the American Museum of Normal History in New York (with Studio Gang). Other noted landscapes created and intended by Reed Hilderbrand can be found at Tanglewood Tunes Center in Lenox, Massachusetts Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork in Bentonville, Arkansas Parrish Art Museum in Drinking water Mill, New York, and at the Boston campus of the Harvard Company Faculty among the many other folks. Reed Hilderbrand was also a single of five companies that not too long ago participated in the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab design ideas level of competition in Washington, D.C.

Hilderbrand, who is also a commonly published writer and critic, will think the function as chair of Harvard GSD’s Department of Landscape Architecture powerful July 1, 2022.