This collage is a gorgeous representation of Walter Hood's urban design and landscape architecture. We felt that this treatment -- showing a collage of images, rather than one large image of one design -- makes more of an impact, as you can see his wide range of talent and skill. Shot by Alessandra Petlin.
Walter Hood transforms run-of-the-mill public spaces--city parks, highway underpasses--into pillars of the communities they serve. His goal: to prove that every place, and every person, can benefit from good design.
Landscape architecture used to be the redheaded stepchild of design, looked down upon by haughty architects as window dressing, and poo-pooed by urban planners as merely prettying-up. Not any more: The discipline has become front and center to efforts to create sustainable cities. That's in part thanks to success of designs such as the High Line; the recurring problem of beautiful buildings surrounded by horrifying expanses of concrete; and brilliant men such as Walter Hood.