Curriculum Vitae

Martha Schwartz is Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture and and a founding member of the Working Group of Sustainable Cities at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. A landscape architect and artist for over 35 years, Schwartz teaches core and option studios focusing on artistic expression in the landscape. Her option studios have included Milan’s South Park, Edessa Town Center, Derry Waterfront, Medford Art Strategy and Gothenburg Waterfront.

Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with major interests in cities, communities and the urban landscape. The work of her firm Martha Schwartz Partners spans from site-specific art installations to working with cities at strategic planning levels. Most recent projects include Place de la Republique in Paris, Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi, Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Monte Laa Central Park in Vienna, Fengming Mountain Park in Chongqing and the Grand Canal Square in Dublin.

Schwartz is an advocate for how cities can help to reduce climate change and support a more sustainable approach to diminishing resources. Schwartz continues her devotion to the built environment through pushing new boundaries and expressions as a designer. She strongly believes that sustainability is created through design and the creation of identity and a sense of place as our landscapes help to differentiate ourselves in an ever-growing uniformity of place as a result of globalization.

Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art. Recent monographs include Recycling Spaces: Curating Urban Evolution. The Work of Martha Schwartz Partners by ORO Editions (2011) and Martha Schwartz Partners: Landscape Art and Urbanism by International New Landscape (forthcoming 2015).

Schwarz has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Rhode Island School of Design, Ohio State University, Melbourne University in Australia and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has been a visiting artist at Radcliffe College and a resident at the America Academy in Rome.

She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the Honorary Royal Designer for Industry Award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, the Women in Design Award for Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects, an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Council of Fellows Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects and a Doctor of Science from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Aluminati, Reykjavik, Iceland
Bagel Garden, Boston, MA, USA
Barclays Headquarters, London, UK
Becton Dickenson Headquarters, San Jose, CA, USA
Beiqijia Technology Business District, Beijing, China
Broward County Civic Arena, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon, VA, USA
Citadel Shopping Center, City of Commerce, CA, USA
City and Nature, Xi'an, China
City of Tomorrow, Malmo, Sweden
Davis Residence, El Paso, TX, USA
Delano Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Dickenson Residence, Santa Fee, NM, USA
Disneyland Esplanade, Anaheim, CA, USA
Exchange Square, Manchester, UK
Faberge Big Egg Hunt, New York City, NY, USA
Fengming Mountain Park, Chongqing, China
FIFA World Cup 1994, USA
Fryston Village Green, UK
Garden Game, Kortrijk, Belgium
Garden Ornaments, Doerentrup, Germany
Gifu Kitagata Apartments, Kitagata, Japan
Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland
H.U.D. Plaza, Washington D.C., USA
Jacob Javits Plaza, New York City, NY, USA
King County Jailhouse Garden, USA
Littman Wedding, Deal, NJ, USA
Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Marina Linear Park, San Diego, CA, USA
McLeod Tailings, Geraldton, Canada
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, USA
Miami International Airport Sound Wall, Miami, FL, USA
Minneapolis Courthouse Plaza, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Monte Laa Central Park, Vienna, Austria
Natick Mall, Natick, MA, USA
Nexus Kashi III Housing, Fukuoka, Japan
North Diaoyutai Development, Beijing, China
Nouvelle at Natick, Natick, MA, USA
Paul-Lincke-Höfe, Berlin, Germany
Place de la Republique, Paris, France
Power Lines, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Rio Shopping Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
Saint Mary’s Churchyard Park, London, UK
Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, USA
Swiss Re Headquarters, Munich, Germany
Vanke Center, Shenzhen, China
Vienna North Hospital, Vienna, Austria
Village of Yorkville Park, Toronto, Canada
Whitehead Institute, Cambridge, MA, USA
Whitewater Shopping Center, Newbridge, Ireland
Winslow Farm Conservancy, Hammonton, NJ, USA

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