Alistair McIntosh FASLA is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he teaches courses in landscape technology. He holds degrees in landscape architecture (University of Pennsylvania MLA 79) and architecture (Edinburgh College of Art BArch Hons 76) and is a registered landscape architect (USA) and architect (UK) with over 40 years of professional experience in the design and making of significant public and institutional landscapes such as: White River State Park, Indianapolis; Schenley Plaza, Pittsburgh; Schematic Design of Segment 3 of Hudson River Park, New York; Smale Riverfront Park, Cincinnati; The Landscape Master Plan for the United States Embassy Compound, Seoul, South Korea, and landscape spaces for the University of Chicago.
Alistair has combined teaching and practice throughout his career and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Berkley, and the GSD. His teaching is based on a critical analysis of the reciprocity between the professional practice of landscape architecture and an imaginative investigation of the potential of the medium of landscape architecture — environmental processes, plant forms, landform, materials and making — to physically embody environmental, social, and poetic ideas. This is a search for ways to landscape form.