Walter Hood Receives 2019 MacArthur Fellowship


Congratulations to Landscape Architecture Professor Walter Hood on his 2019 MacArthur Fellowship! His innovative work reimagines urban environments that honor their layered histories and enriches the social fabric of their communities. Hood melds architectural and fine arts expertise with a commitment to designing ecologically sustainable public spaces that empower marginalized communities.

He is also currently undertaking a $20 million renovation project for the outdoor portion of the Oakland Museum of California's seven-acre campus. This project explores some of the themes Hood addressed with his students in the Fall 2016 Global Urban Humanities Graduate Studio course on The Museum and the City.

Read the full announcement of Walter Hood's MacArthur Fellowship.

Read about his plans for the OMCA rooftop and The Museum and the City GUH course.