2021 Hearst Lecture Series - Alma Du Solier

Alma Du Solier "The Power of Landscape Architecture", 5pm, Wednesday, February 24

Webinar ID: 894 5569 6054

“The Power of Landscape Architecture”

Landscape architecture intersects with design, facilitation, advocacy, economics, science, engineering… And that gives it power to influence design outcomes in unique and unexpected ways. The lecture will describe transformation not only in modes of practice, but also in communities’ perceptions of the environment and the role they play in it. Landscape architecture has the “power” to influence many spheres of our communities, a power which has prepared the practice to adapt and continue to be productive in these times of social distancing.

Alma Du Solier is a Mexican-American Landscape Architect and the Studio Director at Hood Design Studio, an award-winning cultural practice based in Oakland, CA, which merges landscape architecture, public art, and urban design. She is also a registered Architect in her native country of Mexico. Alma’s design approach builds on her dual design background and her interest on the meaningful integration of design with site and culture.

Alma has a Bachelor’s in Architecture from ITESM Campus Monterrey (Mexico), and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been practicing in the U.S. since 1999, where she has been the lead designer for a wide range of projects from urban parks and waterfront projects, to large development communities and long-term open space and resources strategic planning. Alma is a recurrent guest lecturer for design studios at UC Berkeley’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. She is a Board Director for the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) since 2017.



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