Another congratulations is in order for Walter Hood, UC Berkeley’s Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, who has not only been recently named one of this year’s 26 MacArthur “genius” fellows, but has now additionally received the $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. This award is given annually to individuals who have “made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.”
Hood’s work incorporates landscape, art, and urbanism alike, with special attention paid to undeserved communities and neglected neighborhoods. Seeking to breathe new life and re-inspire within complex spaces, Hood’s works “assimilate the past and look forward into the future.”
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