Ken Smith is a landscape architect who’s practice explores the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and the environment. He is committed to creating landscapes and public spaces that improve the quality of urban life. His office, Ken Smith Workshop was founded in 1992, is based in New York City. He holds professional degrees from Iowa State University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and has served as an adjunct professor, principally at City College of New York and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He has been widely published in both the popular and academic press. He is a board member of the Architectural League of New York and the and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. His work has received many awards including eight national ASLA awards, two Municipal Arts Society MASterworks Awards, and awards from the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, and the National Parks Service.