Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, is a partner of Reed Hilderbrand LLC, where he has shared design direction of the firm with Doug Reed, FASLA, for nearly 20 years. The firm has been recognized with more than 60 national and regional design awards, and this year was awarded the Landscape Architecture Firm Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Gary is a professor of practice of landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. At Harvard since 1990, he has taught design studios, landscape technology, and the use of plants as a sustainable medium in design. Long devoted to the exploration of language’s role in shaping design intention, he is a recognized author and critic of twentieth-century landscape architecture practice.
Through two widely acclaimed books and numerous essays, he has helped to position landscape architecture’s role in reconciling intellectual and cultural traditions with contemporary forces of urbanization and change.
Gary holds degrees from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Harvard, where he was recipient of the Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship and the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and has served on the advisory and editorial boards of Land Forum, Harvard Design Magazine, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.