Ken Smith was in the jury that selected Catherine Mosbach as the winner of LILA 2018 in office category. They sat together to discuss her projects and approaches.
He is one of the best-known of a generation of landscape architects equally at home in the worlds of art, architecture, and urbanism. Trained in both design and the fine arts, he explores the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and landscape. He is committed to creating landscapes, especially parks and other public spaces, as a way of improving the quality of urban life. His work pushes beyond traditional typologies to create landscapes that draw on diverse cultural traditions and influences of contemporary culture. His practice, Ken Smith Workshop is based in New York City.
Mosbach Paysagistes is 2018 Winner in Office Category. Catherine Mosbach, office founder and principal will be presenting projects and approaches by this French landscape architecture office. From the jury statement:“Catherine Mosbach is an outstanding and talented creative force who pushes the profession beyond excellence, revealing hidden layers of designing and also thinking about landscape. The result is a portfolio of unique and strong conceptual works. They remind us that there will always be infinite opportunities to find and express an original personal vocation whilst practicing environmentally and socially responsible work.”