Niall Kirkwood will present "Design as if it Really Mattered?: Landscape Design Practices for the New Environment."
Niall Kirkwood is a landscape architect, technologist, architect and tenured professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he has taught full time since 1992. He is the founder and director of the Center for Technology and Environment, a research, advisory, and executive education center at the Harvard GSD. Currently the Center focuses on design reclamation, and land reclamation issues on sites in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
Kirkwood teaches, carries out research and publishes on a range of topics related to design, the built environment and the sustainable reuse of land including urban regeneration, landfill and post-mining site reclamation, environmental site technologies, site construction and project management and international urban development and infrastructure.
Prior to joining the GSD faculty he was a registered and licensed architect and landscape architect with 16 years of experience in the private sector carrying out land reclamation and urban development projects in Scotland, European Mainland, Middle East, and the United States.