Reviving America’s Front Yard

Blue Ribbon Panel: Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA

Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR, is Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture and Principal of Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc. He teaches seminars, design studios, and required workshops in the use of plants as a medium of design. He is widely published as an author and critic on twentieth century landscape architecture practice, contributing essays in numerous books and journals. His monograph Making a Landscape of Continuity: the Practice of Innocenti & Webel was recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects and its Boston Chapter, and it also won the AIGA Award for Outstanding Book Design in 1998. His monograph "The Miller Garden: Icon of Modernism", published with photographer Alan Ward and architectural critic David Dillon, was part of a series awarded the ASLA President's Award of Excellence in 2000.

Hilderbrand served on the editorial advisory board of Harvard Design Magazine and the advisory board of the former Spacemaker Press. He holds degrees from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1990. He was elected as a Fellow of ASLA in 2001 and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

Hilderbrand's firm, Reed Hilderbrand, in partnership with Douglas Reed, and based in Watertown, Massachusetts, is known internationally for excellence in design and execution of landscape works. The firm has received some 45 regional and national awards including the ASLA's President's Award of Excellence in 1997, in 1977 and in 2007. The New York Architectural League honored Gary Hilderbrand and Doug Reed as "New Emerging Voices" in 2005. The firm's recent works include projects for Brandeis University, Harvard University, MIT, the Taft Museum of Art, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Simon's Rock College of Bard, Bennington College, and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Current collaborative projects include the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona with Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Architects; Serenbe New Community in Palmetto, Georgia with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects; Long Dock Beacon in Beacon, New York with Patkau Architects and Gruzen Samton Architects; and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Tadao Ando Architect and Gensler.


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