Walter Hood to Receive Buffalo Dean's Award
12 May 2014
University of Buffalo
The Buffalo School will present Walter Hood, environmental designer and Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, with the Dean’s Medal for his contributions to the ecological, cultural and social betterment of society through the making and remaking of landscapes. His design for the University at Buffalo's Solar Strand - a 750 kilowatt, ground-mounted photovoltaic array - demonstrates his commitment to the practice of urban design and landscape architecture in ways that are sensitive to place and the people who occupy them.
The Dean's Medal recognizes individuals for their extraordinary accomplishment in the fields of planning, architecture or environmental design through pedagogy, research, creative activity and leadership. The highest honor bestowed by the Buffalo School, the Dean’s Medal acknowledges distinguished lifetime career achievements that develop, improve the school, region and world. Past recipients include architect, futurist and author R. Buckminster Fuller; John P. Eberhard, the school’s founding dean; and Barbara Campagna, formerly chief architect for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a 1984 graduate of the Buffalo School.
Walter Hood was also invited to speak for this year's commencement at the School of Architecture and Planning.