Spring 2018 Student Lecture Series: Gina Ford

Designing for Resilience, Equity and Democracy

Rebuild by Design, image credit: Gina Ford

  • 03/14/2018

  • 6 PM  - 7 PM

  • Cascieri Hall

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston

  • communications@the-bac.edu

  • Free and open to the public

  • Design Community, Alumni, Students, Lectures

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for Designing for Resilience, Equity and Democracy, a public lecture by Gina Ford, FASLA, Principal, Agency Landscape + Planning, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.


With the onslaught of challenges (and opportunities) associated with climate change, significant demographic shifts and increased political activism, what is the role of the landscape architect in designing for such change? Gina will discuss a series of projects at a variety for scales where landscape is a medium and catalyst for addressing resilience, equity and democratic action.

About Gina Ford, FASLA, Principal, Agency Landscape + Planning

Gina Ford is a landscape architect, co-founder, and principal of Agency Landscape + Planning. Underpinning her two decades of practice are a commitment to the design and planning of public places and the perpetuation of the value of landscape architecture via thought leadership, exhibitions, teaching, writing, and lecturing.

Gina's work encompasses a wide range of scales and project types, from public parks and plazas to large-scale landscape planning and waterfront projects. She brings to each project a passion for the process of making vibrant landscape spaces-from the conceptual design to the details of implementation-with a particular focus on the life and use of urban, public environments. Gina led the design of the Chicago Riverwalk, Boston's Lawn on D, Council Bluff's Tom Hanafan Rivers Edge Park, and Raleigh's Moore Square, and strategic planning efforts including the Cedar Rapids Flood Recovery Planning, the Rebuild by Design Competition, and the Changing Course Competition while a principal with Sasaki.

Her work has received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects, among others. She is on the board of directors for the Cultural Landscape Foundation and was the recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship and Wellesley College's Shaw Fellowship.

Lawn on D by Gina Ford

Lawn on D by Gina Ford

Changing Courses by Gina Ford

Changing Courses

Chicago Riverwalk by Gina Ford

Chicago Riverwalk

Syracuse Promenade by Gina Ford

Syracuse Promenade