News today from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. Peter Walker and Partners has been awarded the National Design Award in Landscape Architecture. The award is given “to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in urban planning or park and garden design.” The Cooper-Hewitt cites the excellence of Walker and Partners projects like Stanford University’s Center for Clinical Science Research; the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Japan; the Millennium Parklands in Sydney, Australia; and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
The two finalists for the award are also ASLA members: James Corner’s Field Operations and Ken Smith, ASLA. The Cooper-Hewitt will also hold its second annual National Design Week this fall. More information about museum and its programs can be found at www.cooperhewitt.org.