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Peter Walker, Landscape Architect

“This is about coming back, this is about picking yourself up and moving on.”

Walker has designed hundreds of projects,  taught, lectured, written, and served as an adviser  to numerous public agencies. The scope of his  concerns is expansive—from the design of small  gardens to the planning of cities, with a particular  emphasis on urban-regeneration projects,  including co-designing the 9/11 memorials in  New York City. Two gigantic voids – in the  footprints of the Twin Towers – and a surrounding forest of oak trees form the core of  the rebuilt World Trade Center and provide a  place for contemplation and remembrance.