Gary Hilderbrand named one of nation’s “most admired educators”

Gary Hilderbrand

Gary_Hilderbrand_News_3-27Gary Hilderbrand (MLA ‘85), professor in practice of landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, has been named one of the 25 most admired educators for 2017 by DesignIntelligence.

The annual list honors excellence in education and education administration in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. It is determined by DesignIntelligence staff with input from academic professionals, designers, and students.

Praised as an educator who “assesses potential of situations and exploits the possibilities for good,” Hilderbrand received top marks from both faculty and student evaluators, notes DesignIntelligence in this year’s feature. “The students at his graduate school are among the best in the world,” writes DI, “and they discover both a demanding and satisfying learning experience that should serve them during their career lifetime.”

Hilderbrand has taught at the GSD since 1990. His honors include Harvard University’s Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship, the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award with Douglas Reed, and the 2013 ASLA Firm of the Year award.

Past GSD honorees include Mohsen Mostafavi, dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design, in 2016 and 2013; and Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture, in 2012.

The full 2017 list is available in DesignIntelligence Quarterly, #265, Vol. 21, Third Quarter.