Honors & Awards
2004 The ASLA Medal
Peter E. Walker, FASLA
 The ASLA Medal is the highest honor the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) may bestow upon a landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and the environment.

Now approaching the half-century mark, Peter Walker’s career encompasses learning from and working with such legends of the profession as Lawrence Halprin, FASLA, Stanley White, Dan Kiley, and Hideo Sasaki, FASLA.  In addition to winning international acclaim for his designs, he has been a teacher and author.  Most recently, Walker took center stage in the design world by partnering with architect Michael Arad to win the commission for the World Trade Center Memorial, arguably the most publicly scrutinized and emotionally charged design competition ever held.  New Yorker columnist Paul Goldberger referred to him as the “mentor” in the winning partnership, while Washington Post design critic Benjamin Forgey described the complex arrangement of trees as “just the sort of sophisticated intrigue Walker has perfected in his five decade career.”

Read the nomination letter by Barry W. Starke, FASLA, and endorsements by Linda Jewell, FASLAElizabeth K. Meyer, FASLAKevin M. Rampe, and Yoshio Taniguchi.

Representative Works


Munich Airport
Munich, Germany
Photo: Peter Walker and Partners


The Nasher Foundation Sculpture Center
Dallas, TX
Photo: Tim Wight / PWP


Underneath the Fountain at Sony Center
Berlin, Germany Photo: Peter Walker and Partners


McConnell Foundation
Redding, CA
Photo: Peter Walker and Partners


Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA
Photo: Peter Walker and Partners


Tanner Fountain at Harvard University Cambridge, MA
Photo: Peter Walker and Partners


Jamison Square
Portland, OR
Photo: Peter Walker and Partners


Saitama Plaza
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Photo: Peter Walker and Partners


Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Nishi Harima, Japan
Photo: Peter Walker and Partners





World Trade Center Site Memorial - Reflecting Absence by Michael Arad and Peter E. Walker, ASLA (rendering by dbox) Reproduced with permission: Lower Manhattan
Development Corporation


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