Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Amy Whitesides has developed and led resiliency and research initiatives at Stoss for over ten years. She brings a background in landscape, ecology and biology—as well as interests in food and landscapes for swimming and surfing—to a wide range of projects and efforts, including a firm culture that values generosity, collaboration, and mutual support. She has directed numerous award-winning projects that focus on environmental sustainability and resilience, including Vision Galveston on Galveston Island, North Shore Promenades in Edmonton, and various Climate Ready Boston district studies. She is currently overseeing multiple waterfront design and redevelopment efforts, as well as a major renovation to Moakley Park—Boston’s most significant open-space investment since Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Amy is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She currently serves as a design critic at the GSD and previously taught landscape history and studio courses at Northeastern University and University of Toronto.