Peter Walker Honored as a Visionary in Urban Development

Peter Walker Honored as a Visionary in Urban Development

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently honored our local landscape architect, Peter Walker, with their highest honor, the ULI J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Walker is the first landscape architect chosen to receive this honor. The honor includes a $100,000 prize and is recognition of someone whose career demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of responsible development. Walker, who’s career spans five decades, is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished landscape architects of our time.

Upon receiving the prize, Walker said: “landscape architects spend all their time trying to make public open space. That’s what we do, so I hope I’m not the last winner.” He added that landscape architects are “trying to make spaces that work, spaces that are beautiful, and if we’re lucky and we have the right client and a little budget, to try and make something which is memorable.” Read more by J. Green on The Dirt

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