Amy Whitesides

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Amy is the Studio Director in the Boston office of Stoss Landscape Urbanism. At Stoss, she brings her background in landscape architecture, ecology and biology to projects across a wide range of scales. She has served as project manager on planning and design projects throughout the US, including Stoss’ winning entry in the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge, the ‘Working Vacancy’ proposal for revitalization of underutilized land in New Orleans, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal in Toronto and the West Louisville Food Port in Louisville, Kentucky. Most recently Amy’s work has been focused on numerous waterfront design and planning efforts focused on resilient public open space in Boston including Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown, the Blueway concept for the New England Aquarium, the Vision Plan for Moakley Park and Master Planning and Design efforts for Suffolk Downs and the Edison Power Plant in South Boston.

Prior to joining the GSD, Amy taught history and theory courses at University of Toronto and Northeastern University and most recently lead graduate design research studios at Northeastern focused on the role architecture and design can play in development of robust, ecologically based food systems in New England. Amy holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard GSD, receiving the ASLA Award of Merit, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, and graduate certificate in Scientific Illustration from University of California, Santa Cruz.