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artist , educator , Landscape architect

Martha Schwartz, American Landscape architect, educator, artist. Recipient Urban Design award, Atlanta, 1987, Design award Urbanology Show American Society of Landscape Architects, 1989, Merit award, Atlant, 1989, Merit award American Society of Landscape Architects, 1991, Honor awrd American Society of Landscape Architects, 1991; National Endowment for Arts grantee, 1983, 84. Fellow Urban Design Institute.

Background

Schwartz, Martha was born on November 21, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Milton and Stella (Wasserman) Schwartz.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 1973; Modern Language Association, University of Michigan, 1977; postgraduate, Harvard Graduate School Design, 1976-1977.

Career

Associate, SWA Group, Boston, 1979-1982; principal, Martha Schwartz Inc., Boston, 1982-1984; principal, Office of Peter Walker and Martha Schwartz, San Francisco, 1984-1990; principal, Martha Schwartz, Ken Smith, David Meyer Landscape Architects Inc., San Francisco, 1990-1992; principal, Martha Schwartz Inc., San Francisco, since 1992; Adjunct Professor, Harvard Graduate School Design, Department Landscape Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1991. Visiting critic Harvard University Graduate School Design, Rhode Island School Design, University of California, Berkeley.

Lecturer Berlin Technology U., Smithsonian Institution, Harvard Grad.Sch. Design, University of Michigan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Melbourne U., Australia, U. Aukland, New Gallery Contemporary Art, Cleveland, University of California, Berkeley, Power Plant, Toronto, Washington University. Alcan lecturer Vancouver, LaJolla Institute Contemporary Art, Australia Garden Design Conference.

Visiting artist in residence Die Villa Romana, Florence, Italy, 1983. Artist in residence Radcliffe College, 1987. Resident American Academy in Rome, 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Communications include NECCO Garden, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982, Veterans Administration Hospital Project, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1984, King County Jail Plz. (winner of competition), 1983, artist Candlestick Park Recreation area, San Francisco, 1984, artist Child Study and Teatment Center, Fort Steilacoom, Washington, 1986, artist Austin (Texas) Airport, 1987, Limed Parterre with Skywriting, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, 1988, artist, designer Marina Linear Park Competition, San Diego, Turf Parterre New Urban Landscape Exhibition, World Finance Center, New York City, 1988, Los Angeles Center, 1989. Exhibitions include Harold Reed Gallery, New York City, 1980.

      Chicago Institute Contemporary Art, 1982, New Gallery Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 1984, California State University, Fullerton, 1986, Harvard Graduate School Design, 1986, Topher/Delaney, Sausalito, California, 1987, Institute Business Design, 1987, Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, 1987, Olympia & York, New York City, 1988, Henry Art Gallery, University Washington, 1991, Max Protetch Gallery, New York City, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Urban Design Institute.

Connections

Married Peter Edwin Walker, June 12, 1980. Children: Jacob Walker, Joseph Walker.

father:
Milton Schwartz

mother:
Stella (Wasserman) Schwartz

spouse:
Peter Edwin Walker

children:
Joseph Walker Schwartz

Jacob Walker Schwartz