In honor of Black History Month, the Bay Area LARC is highlighting Black landscape architects who have made valuable contributions to the landscape architecture profession and have created positive change through landscape design.
Walter Hood, a UC Berkeley professor and the owner of Hood Design Studio, is dedicated to designing artistic and cultural landscapes where people can live, work, and play. Hood’s research-focused studio encourages students to discover stories about landscapes and design spaces that reflect the culture and history of the landscape. Hood Design also incorporates research into the design process and has three main focus areas: art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. The Oakland Museum of California, the Bayview Opera House, and the New de Young Museum gardens are three of Hood Design’s outstanding landscape architecture projects. To learn more about Walter Hood and Hood Design Studio, visit the links below!