Chris Reed

Co-Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Degree Program

Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture

Chris Reed is Founder and Director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism and Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  He is an internationally recognized figure in the fields of landscape and urbanism, most recently involved in major re-visioning strategies for downtown Dallas and its riverfront; for derelict refinery and port sites along the lakefront in Mississauga, Canada; for the city of Detroit; for new waterfront developments in Shanghai and Green Bay; for a vibrant new plaza at the heart of Harvard University’s campus; and for campus, institutional, public and private development projects across North America. A portion of his research focuses on the relationships between ecological thinking and design practices, and his co-edited volume Projective Ecologies was published by ACTAR and the GSD in 2014.  Current teaching and research examines the role of landscape in imagining and structuring the contemporary city, within the context of climate change, social and economic inequities, and increasing cultural diversity.  His work through Stoss has been recognized with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture; the Topos International Landscape Award; and various other practice- and project-based awards from Progressive Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Azure’s AZ Awards, the Architectural League of New York, the Waterfront Center, EDRA / Places, and the Boston Society of Architects.