Alan Ward, FASLA, is a planner, designer, and photographer. His design work is based on research and understanding of the historic and cultural context with experience on the landscape design for significant sites, including the rehabilitation of the landscape at the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool in Washington DC, the rehabilitation of the East Grounds of the US Capitol, the expansion of Arlington National Cemetery, as well current work on the landscape at the Federal Reserve Board. He has extensive international experience including the landscape design for new US Embassies in The Hague, Helsinki and Beirut, as well as the competition-winning schemes for the master plan and landscape for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Alan’s planning and design work for developers and landowners includes the densification and repositioning of large suburban sites into pedestrian oriented, mixed- use centers, connected to transit. He has worked on Reston Town Center from the initial phase to the recently opened expansion at a new Metro Station. He led the urban design for the Kansas City Downtown Plan and the master plan for the Reedy Corridor in Greenville, SC – both of which have been mostly realized. Alan is currently working on Gas Worx, the redevelopment of 12 blocks in historic Ybor City, Tampa, and Firefly, an 11 million SF mixed-use development in Frisco, TX. His redesign and expansion of Losner Park is now the central gathering space in downtown Homestead, FL.
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 has a passion for both design and photography; and is the author and photographer of the award-winning book American Designed Landscapes: A Photographic Interpretation. His photographs have appeared in over 200 other books and publications. He has written articles on mixed-use development, landscape design and photography in professional journals such as Landscape Architecture, Land Forum, Urban Land Magazine and View Camera. The exhibition “Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward” was at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC in 2016. He was a Visiting Artist in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy of Rome in 2002 and 2006.
Corpus Christi, TX
The Hague, Netherlands