2008 Beijing Olympics
Alan Ward, FASLA, is a planner, designer, and photographer. His landscape design work includes the rehabilitation of the landscape at the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool in Washington, and landscapes at new US Embassies in The Hague, Helsinki and Beirut. Planning and design work for developers and land owners includes the densification and repositioning of large suburban sites into pedestrian oriented, mixed use centers connected to transit. He is currently working on the expansion of Reston Town Center to link to a new transit station and the landscape design for the Marriott World Headquarters in Bethesda, MD.
Trained as both an architect at the University of Cincinnati and a landscape architect at Harvard University, Alan has taught in both fields at Ball State and Harvard Universities. He was a Visiting Artist in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy of Rome in 2002 and 2006.
He is the author and photographer of the award winning book “American Designed Landscapes: A Photographic Interpretation.” His latest book, “American Residential Architecture: Photographs of the Evolution of Indiana Houses,” co-authored with Craig Kuhner, was published in 2018. He has written articles on landscape design, history, and photography in professional journals such as Landscape Architecture, Land Forum, and View Camera. The exhibition “Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward” was at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC in 2016.