The Tech Deck in Mountain View, California rooftop landscape architecture project by Bionic.

Douglas C. Allen Lecture

Douglas C. Allen Lecture

This annual lecture on landscape architecture was established and endowed by alumni, faculty and friends in honor of Professor Douglas C. Allen (1947-2014) in appreciation for his long-time dedication to the College of Design (formerly the College of Architecture) as a teacher, colleague, and leader.

Walter Hood headshot

2021 Lecturer | Walter Hood

Walter Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California. Hood Design Studio is a cultural practice, working across art, fabrication, design, landscape, research and urbanism. He is also the David K. Woo Chair and the Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He lectures on and exhibits professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. He was recently the Spring 2020 Diana Balmori Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture.

Marcel Wilson's headshot

2020 Lecturer | Marcel Wilson

As Design Director, Marcel leads the design of all of Bionic's projects with an inventive spirit and personal investment. His portfolio of design and management experience includes waterfronts, infrastructure, universities, high-rise construction, landscapes on structure, and post-industrial sites. He has led the design and management of landscape projects in the United States and Asia.

Mikyoung Kim

2019 Lecturer | Mikyoung Kim

Mikyoung Kim is an international landscape architect and urban designer and founding principal of Mikyoung Kim Design in Boston, MA. Her firm has been awarded the prestigious Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum National Design Award and the American Society of Landscape Architects National Design Medal.

Isabel Castilla presenting her lecture in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium

2017 Lecturer | Isabel Castilla

Isabel Castilla, Principal at James Corner Field Operations, was educated in both architecture and landscape architecture and brings exceptional attention to design creativity, detailing and construction implementation. 

Kate Orff presenting her lecture in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium

2016 Lecturer | Kate Orff

Kate Orff is the Founder of SCAPE. Kate focuses on retooling the practice of landscape architecture relative to uncertainty of climate change and fostering social life which she has explored through publications, activism, research, and projects.

Previous Lecturers

2019 Mikyoung Kim
2017 Isabel Castilla 
2016 Kate Orff
2015 Susannah Drake
2014 Martha Schwartz
2014 Christophe Girot
2013 Adriaan Geuze
2012 Michael Arad
2011 George Hargreaves
2010 Peter Walker
2009 James Corner


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