Martha Schwartz on Rethinking design in the Age of Climate Crisis  SOLD OUT!

Dive into a discussion on with Martha Schwartz, Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, founding member of Harvard's Working Group for Sustainable Cities, and internationally-renowned innovator in design and climate change mitigation.


     A member of the Climate Change Task Force for the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and recipient of numerous national and international design awards, Martha Schwartz has revolutionized the way we think about urban sustainability. Martha is presently working with the Harvard administration on the GSD's new curriculum on climate change and continues to teach studios on how cities can best prepare for these effects through the integration of ecological systems as a major component of urban stability.

     Her firm, Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP), has been at the forefront of the practice, rethinking design in the age of climate change to help guide clients and projects to a more resilient and sustainable future. MSP contributed to the Seattle Mass Timber Tower Case Study in 2018, helping local architects develop "strategies that balance LEED requirements, coworking amenities, millennial preferences and, of course, cost of construction." This commitment continues to inform recent and current projects in China and the Middle East, where the impacts of climate change will be more readily realized. Best known examples of the firm's public work include Grand Canal Square (Dublin, Ireland), Mesa Arts Center (Mesa, AZ), Monte Laar Central Park (Vienna, Austria), Beiqijia Technology Business Center (Beijing, China), and the Zipong Dongxingsi Waterfront Park (Sichuan, China).


Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Time:  12:00 pm

Ticket Price:  FREE!


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Questions? Please email Carlos Obando, VP of Partnerships.


This is a partner event with Harvard Alumni for Education, Seattle University, and AIA Seattle.

Architectural photo by Terrence Zhang, featured in The Architect's Newspaper (9/19/2014).