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Michael Van Valkenburgh

Michael Van Valkenburgh

President and CEO, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
2018 Forum on Leadership Speaker

Michael Van Valkenburgh leads one of the country’s leading landscape architecture firms. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, with offices in Brooklyn, NY, and Cambridge, MA, works at all scales from the re-imagination of the Trinity River corridor in Dallas, to small gardens at places like the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Other notable projects include the George W. Bush Presidential Center landscape, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and A Gathering Place for Tulsa. Van Valkenburgh earned a Bachelor of Science in landscape architecture from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and a Master of Fine Arts in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently the Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Van Valkenburgh is a registered landscape architect in Texas and more than 25 states.