Spanning over 30 years at Sasaki, Alan's urban design and landscape work has focused on the planning and design of major public spaces as well as private mixed-use development. His design leadership extends from the concept stage through implementation and construction.
Alan frequently begins working with clients by establishing an urban design framework, and then proceeds with landscape design. He aims to create significant civic spaces as well as enhance real estate values, as evident in his work at Reston Town Center and The Avenue in Washington, DC. Alan also possesses expertise working within a historic context, exemplified in the redesign of the landscape at the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC.
Trained as both an architect at the University of Cincinnati and a landscape architect at Harvard University, Alan has taught in both fields. He is the author and photographer of the book American Designed Landscapes: A Photographic Interpretation and editor of Reston Town Center: A Downtown for the 21st Century. His most recent exhibition is Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward at the National Building Museum in 2016. Alan was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2006 and 2002.