Michael Van Valkenburgh
Michael Van Valkenburgh devotes himself to the practice of landscape architecture with great integrity and passion. A professor and mentor in Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for over twenty years, he has simultaneously carried out a prolific and diverse practice. Van Valkenburgh has designed and built more than 300 gardens; parks; and corporate, civic and institutional landscapes across the country and abroad. While much of his early work was created for residential clients, public commissions have been his focus over the past ten years. Recent and current commissions include Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Riverfront Park, a master plan for Brooklyn Bridge Park, Teardrop Park in Battery Park City, and the redesign of Pennsylvania Avenue at The White House.