Peter Walker, FASLA, Wins Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award

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

[Photo: Courtesy of Peter Walker and Partners]

2 thoughts on “Peter Walker, FASLA, Wins Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award

  1. loopzer 12/03/2009 / 10:36 am

    Ive been researching this and I’ll have to agree

  2. pariuri 12/05/2009 / 8:28 am

    Peter Walker and Partners is responsible for some of the most beautiful iconic works of landscape architecture in the world.
    Peter Walker’s informative sketches, drawings, and plans, along with photographs of the final design, reveal the delicate balance between art, culture, and context at the heart of the Nasher Foundation Sculpture Garden.

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