The Harvard Graduate College of Design (GSD) has named Gary R. Hilderbrand, founding principal and companion of 2013 ASLA Agency of the Yr-winning observe Reed Hilderbrand, as the subsequent chair of the college’s Division of Panorama Structure. He’s at present Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor-in-Apply at Harvard GSD, the place he has taught since 1990.
Hilderbrand, a 1985 graduate of this system with distinction, is the fifteenth particular person to function chair of the division, which was established in 1900 and is the oldest tutorial program of its variety on the earth. He succeeds Anita Berrizbeitia, who, in 2015, turned solely the second lady within the then-115-year-old division to be appointed as chair.
“Gary’s sensibilities as a trainer and as a practitioner are one and the identical—his unyielding efforts to reconcile imminent, usually intractable forces of urbanization with ecological sustainability, cultural historical past, vegetative regimes, and considerate kindness are central to his pedagogy and observe each, mentioned Sarah M. Whiting, dean of the Harvard GSD, in a press assertion shared with AN.
Describing himself as being “humbled and honored in equal measure” by the appointment, Hilderbrand went on to notice: “For greater than a century, Panorama Structure at Harvard has positively formed discourse in analysis, instructing, and observe within the discipline. We proceed that legacy ahead with renewed urgency within the face of ever extra dramatic environmental and social upheaval.”
“I’m grateful for Professor Anita Berrizbeitia’s outstanding and humane mental stewardship over the previous seven years, and I stay up for working with my colleagues within the division and the college to uphold the dedication to design management that’s demanded of us on this time. We stand effectively ready,” he added.
With workplaces in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New Haven, Connecticut, Reed Hilderbrand has obtained greater than 100 design awards and accolades together with a 2015 AN Better of Design Award within the Finest Panorama class for its work on the Clark Artwork Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Hilderbrand has additionally been individually bestowed with quite a few honors together with the Rome Prize Fellowship in Panorama Structure (1994–1995) and the celebrated ASLA Design Medal (2017). In 2005, Hilderbrand and Doug Reed, fellow founding principal and companion of Reed Hilderbrand, obtained an Rising Voices award from the Architectural League of New York. Hilderbrand is a Fellow of the American Society of Panorama Architects.
AN has lined quite a few Reed Hilderbrand initiatives over time together with forthcoming and in-progress works such because the panorama refresh at Manhattan’s iconic Lever Home (with SOM), an expansive reimagining of Longwood Gardens outdoors of Philadelphia (with WEISS/MANFREDI), and the Richard Gilder Middle for Science, Schooling, and Innovation on the American Museum of Pure Historical past in New York (with Studio Gang). Different famous landscapes developed and designed by Reed Hilderbrand may be discovered at Tanglewood Music Middle in Lenox, Massachusetts; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork in Bentonville, Arkansas; Parrish Artwork Museum in Water Mill, New York, and on the Boston campus of the Harvard Enterprise College amongst many others. Reed Hilderbrand was additionally certainly one of 5 corporations that not too long ago participated within the Tidal Basin Concepts Lab design concepts competitors in Washington, D.C.
Hilderbrand, who can be a broadly printed author and critic, will assume the position as chair of Harvard GSD’s Division of Panorama Structure efficient July 1, 2022.