Jan. 20, 2015

Contact: Brenda Flood

Cal Poly to Kick Off Winter Quarter Hearst Lecture Series Jan. 23

SAN LUIS OBISPO — An associate professor of landscape architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design will kick off Cal Poly’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design’s Winter Hearst Lecture Series at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in the Business Building Rotunda (Building 3, Room 213). 

Chris Reed, principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism in Boston, is the first of five speakers to be featured in the Hearst Lecture Series winter quarter.

At Stoss, Reed has completed major projects at Green Bay’s Fox Riverfront in Wisconsin; Milwaukee’s waterfront; Bass River Park in Massachusetts; and for a vibrant new plaza at the heart of Harvard University’s campus. 

His work has been recognized with the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, the 2010 Topos International Landscape Award, and various other practice- and project-based awards from Progressive Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Architectural League of New York, the Waterfront Center, EDRA / Places, and the Boston Society of Architects.

Reed’s research interests include the impact of ecological sciences on design thinking and city-making strategies informed by landscape systems and dynamics. He is co-editor of Projective Ecologies, a recently published volume of research and drawing. 

Reed earned a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Harvard College and a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the Hearst Lecture Series, visit

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