Chris Reed is Founding Director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism and Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Reed is recognized internationally as a leading voice in the transformation of landscapes and cities, and he works alternately as a researcher, strategist, teacher, designer, and advisor.
Reed is particularly interested in the relationships between ecology and landscape and infrastructure, social spaces, and cities. His work collectively includes urban revitalization initiatives; climate resilience efforts in extreme environments that including Boston, Dallas, Abu Dhabi, China, and throughout the Upper Midwest and Southern Canada; adaptations of infrastructure and former industrial sites; dynamic and productive landscapes; vibrant public spaces that cultivate a diversity of social uses and cultural traditions; and numerous landscape installations.
Reed is the co-editor of Projective Ecologies and author of a wide array of papers and articles in leading publications across the globe, including a recent studio report on resilience strategies for Houston titled Re-Tooling Metropolis: Working Landscapes, Emergent Urbanism. He is a recipient of the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the 2017 Mercedes T. Bass Landscape Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. Reed received a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and an AB in Urban Studies from Harvard College.