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Principal, Lead Designer
Martha Schwartz is a landscape architect and artist with a major interest in urban projects and the exploration of new design expression in the landscape. Her background is in both fine arts and landscape architecture. As principal of Martha Schwartz Partners in Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, UK, her goal is to find opportunities where landscape design solutions can be raised to a level of fine art. She has over 30 years of experience as a landscape architect and artist on a wide variety of projects with a variety of world-renowned architects.
Ms. Schwartz is registered as a landscape architect in California, Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, New York, and Illinois. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the 2009 Honorary Royal Designer for Industry Award from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for her outstanding contribution to UK design; the 2006 Cooper-Hewitt Award for her body of work in landscape architecture; an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Ireland; a fellowship from the Urban Design Institute; several design awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects; visiting residencies at Radcliffe College and the American Academy in Rome; and a recent Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.
Ms. Schwartz is also a tenured Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She has lectured both nationally and internationally about the landscape, and her work has been featured widely in publications as well as gallery exhibitions. Recent projects include St. Mary's Churchyard, London, UK; Leamouth Peninsula, London, UK; Qatar Petroleum Headquarters, Doha, Qatar; The Children's Centre, Damascus, Syria; Cosmopolitan Casino, Las Vegas, USA; the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona; Master Plan for Lulu Island, UAE; the Swiss Re Headquarters, Munich, Germany; a shopping mall interior and exterior in Frankfurt with MAB GmbH; urban reclamation and development projects with Urban Splash Developers and English Partnerships as well as on various projects located in Austria, Italy, China, and the UK.
Image: copyright Fennell Photography