2012 ASLA Design Medal Recipient
Peter Walker, FASLA
Peter Walker, FASLA, will receive the ASLA Design Medal in recognition of exceptional design work over a sustained period of at least ten years. Walker’s fascination with materials and experimental use of water, landform, and plant materials have produced some of the most provocative projects in the profession. His portfolio includes Foothills College in Los Altos Hills, California to the IBM Solana Campus in Southlake, Texas to the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. Walker co-founded the firm Sasaki, Walker and Associates in 1956 and opened its West Coast office, which became the SWA Group in 1976. In 1983, he formed Peter Walker and Partners, now known as PWP Landscape Architecture. Walker received the ASLA Medal in 2004, and the International Federation of Landscape Architects’s Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Gold Medal in 2005 for lifetime achievement.