Gary R. Hilderbrand

Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture

Gary Hilderbrand, ASLA FAAR

Partner, Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture

Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor-in-Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Design

A committed practitioner, teacher, critic, and writer, Gary is the Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught 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, the 2013 ASLA Firm of the Year award, Dumbarton Oaks’ 2016 Mellon Practicing Senior Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies, and the 2017 ASLA Design Medal.

Through three acclaimed books and two dozen essays, Hilderbrand has helped to position landscape architecture’s role in reconciling intellectual and cultural traditions with contemporary forces of urbanization and change. His essays have been featured in Landscape Architecture, Topos, Harvard Design Magazine, Architecture Boston, Clark Art Journal, Arnoldia, New England Journal of Garden History, and Land Forum.

In addition to his co-authorship of the firm’s 2012 monograph, Visible Invisible, he produced Making a Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel (1997), which was recognized by ASLA and AIGA (50 Best Books); and The Miller Garden: Icon of Modernism (1999). He has served on the editorial boards of Spacemaker Press, Harvard Design Magazine, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. As a competition juror, he’s participated in Harvard’s Green Prize for Urban Design (2006, 2013); I Premi Europeu de Paisatge Rosa Barba Barcelona (2000, 2002, 2003, 2018); and “Suburbia Transformed” for the James Rose Center (2010). He chaired the ASLA National Awards Jury in 2005 and the ASLA Annual Student Awards Jury in 2006.

Gary Hilderbrand has developed an abiding commitment to promoting a heightened focus on urban forestry practices through the firm’s work in cities, and through design studios and sponsored research projects at Harvard. In addition, his constructed drawings and personal photo-collage works have been exhibited at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Sotheby’s, Harvard University, and the Boston University Art Gallery.