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Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Landscape Architecture Firm
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Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) is a landscape architecture firm that creates environmentally sustainable and experientially rich places across a wide range of landscape scales, from city to campus to garden. Founded in 1982, the firm's earliest projects - primarily gardens, plazas, and other smaller institutional projects - were critically celebrated for their groundbreaking achievements. In the decades since, MVVA's undertakings have expanded to include a much larger scale of landscape design, in which it is possible to achieve an "ecological urbanism." MVVA has been honored with numerous awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and other esteemed organizations. Michael Van Valkenburgh received the National Design Award in Environmental Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2003 and the Arthur W. Brunner Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010. He is currently the Charles Eliot Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.


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