This year’s Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum which celebrates outstanding achievement in design this autumn is to be awarded to Stoss Landscape Urbanism for Landscape Architecture. The award will be presented on October 17 during National Design Week.
From the Cooper Hewitt site ‘Stoss Landscape Urbanism is a Boston-based collaborative design and planning studio that operates at the juncture of landscape architecture, urban design, and planning. The firm was established in 2000 by Founding Principal Chris Reed; Scott Bishop joined as Associate Principal in 2005.
Stoss has distinguished itself for a hybridized approach rooted in infrastructure, functionality, and ecology. The firm’s projects include The CityDeck in Green Bay, WI; Erie Street Plaza in Milwaukee, WI; The Plaza at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; and Bass River Park on Cape Cod. In 2010, Stoss became the first North American firm to win the Topos Landscape Award.’
Photo: © Stoss Landscape Urbanism