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Walter Hood StoryMap
This AADN StoryMap investigates Places through the lens of the work of Walter Hood and social art and design practice Hood Design Studio, Inc.
Interfacing with public space and communities is more of a personal design ethos and agenda as opposed to an industry norm. Considering how contentious public space can be, a designer who steps up to the task of designing with the...
Landscape Architecture concerns itself with what connects us: the earth beneath our feet. However, with the ubiquitous use of digital technologies, how can our physical, earthly landscapes interface with our ever-evolving digital landscapes? It is almost impossible to define what...
Diane Jones Allen
Landscape architect, author, and program director of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, Diane Jones Allen creates work committed to environmental justice, sustainability, and the cultural significance of landscape while advocating for the transformative potential of design....
A palimpsest describes something reused or altered that still bears visible traces of its earlier form. Often palimpsests appear on a surface, but For Walter Hood, a place is a palimpsest. As places go through cycles of growth and decay,...
The Hill District Greenprint
The Hill District Greenprint is a project by Hood Design Studio that leverages the unique ecological and industrial landscape of the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA, to combat the historical disinvestment and abandonment of the community. Hood worked to make...
The Solar Strand
The Solar Strand comprises a quarter-mile long array of 5000 photovoltaic panels on the campus of SUNY Buffalo. Designed by Walter Hood as the winning design for the University at Buffalo Solar Park Competition, the project takes what some might...
Although trained as an architect, Liz Ogbu often introduces herself as diverging from the normality of her field. This is because Ogbu does not (necessarily) design buildings. Instead, Obgu’s architectural practice is dedicated to the design of opportunities for impact;...