Landscape Infrastructure: The Transformation of Urban Centers

Fall 2015 Student Lecture Series: David Walker


© Boston Architectural College; Video by: Matt Gelineau

September 23, 2015

In his lecture, David Walker, FASLA, discusses the work of PWP Landscape Architecture, a firm of about 45 landscape architects in Berkeley, California. The firm's extensive portfolio demonstrates its ability to work on large complex sites, collaborating with world-renowned architects and corporate and governmental clients and developing clear design strategies that can succeed over an extended planning and construction process. The firm's primary goal lies in the success of the built work. Their projects, specifically the World Trade Center Memorial, the Novartis Campus, and Barangaroo, demonstrate PWP's process of reconstructing large and complex urban sites with major infrastructure and the importance of conveying a consistent and legible design message all the way through construction.

David Walker is a design partner with more than 30 years of experience. He has led numerous projects ranging in scale, budget, and design character, bringing both design vision and project know-how to the realization of projects around the world. David has spent the last 15 years leading many of the large international design projects in the office as well as the design for the World Trade Center Memorial, and tower rebuilding efforts in New York City. David is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

David received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture with Honors from Rhode Island School of Design in 1983 and a Master in Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University in 1992. He has won numerous awards for his PWP projects, and recently lectured at The School of Architecture at Syracuse University.