Design USA: Contemporary Innovation

MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURGH

Krakow Ice Garden, Martha's Vineyard, MA, 1990. Michael Van Valkenburgh.Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
ENVIRONMENT DESIGN, 2003

Michael Van Valkenburgh (American, b. 1957) favors naturalistic landscape designs, and his firm’s projects are punctuated with orchestrated surprises. Its plans for Brooklyn Bridge Park redefine an 85-acre industrial site along New York’s East River into green space that reestablishes a connection with the waterfront. On the Wellesley College campus, Van Valkenburgh restored a toxic brownfield site into a picturesque landscape.

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