Michael Ezban in Conversation with Charles Waldheim
June 12, 2014
Michael Ezban is a landscape designer, registered architect, and educator, and the 2014 Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Gardner Museum. His research and design work explores cultures of waste - economies and ecologies entangled with waste landscapes. Ezban holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he received the 2013 Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship. He also holds a Masters Degree in Architecture with distinction from the University of Michigan. He is a principal at Vandergoot Ezban Studio, a research, and design practice based in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he teaches architecture at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
The Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was created in 2012 to recognize emerging design talent across disciplines dealing with landscape and support experimentation, research, and achievement in design through landscape. In addition, with each selection the committee aims to identify work embodying landscape as a medium of design for the public realm and grow disciplinary and professional capacity within landscape architecture.
Image: Hours of daylight, Boston, Sept. 21, 2013 - Sept. 20, 2014.
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