November 8, 2012
Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with major interests in cities and the urban landscape—from creating site-specific art installations to working with cities at strategic planning levels. Her focus is on how design affects environmental sustainability and on building an awareness of how urban landscapes underwrite urban sustainability by functioning as the platform for a city’s environmental, social, and economic health. Recent projects are the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona; Dublin Docklands Grand Canal Square in Ireland; Monte Laar Central Park in Vienna, Austria; Qatar Petroleum Headquarters in Doha, Qatar; and the Natick Mall west of Boston.
Image: Dublin Docklands Grand Canal Square, Ireland, Martha Schwartz Partners.