September 27, 2012
Ken Smith is one of a new generation of landscape architects; at home in the worlds of art, architecture and urbanism. He is committed to creating landscapes, especially parks and other public spaces, as a way of improving the quality of urban life.
His work pushes beyond traditional landscape typologies – plaza, street, and garden – toward landscapes that draw on the diverse cultural traditions and influences of the contemporary urban scene. Recent work includes the 1300-acre Orange County Great Park in California and the Museum of Modern Art roof garden in New York City.
Image: The Museum of Modern Art Roof Garden, Ken Smith Landscape Architect. (c)Peter Mauss/Esto.