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Martha Schwartz

Dezeen Awards 2020 judge Martha Schwartz

American landscape architect Martha Schwartz is the founder and senior partner of Martha Schwartz Partners.

With over 35 years of experience as a landscape architect, urbanist and artist, Schwartz has completed a wide variety of international projects. These span from site-specific art installations to working with cities at strategic planning levels.

Her work has been featured widely in publications and museums, including the Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Schwartz has received several accolades in recognition of her work, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and an Honorary Fellowship from the RIBA.

Focusing on sustainability, she describes herself as an advocate for how cities can help to limit climate change. Recently, she has been lecturing about the climate crisis and how landscape architects can better address the risks faced.


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