Walter Hood Creative Director
Walter Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. Hood Design Studio is tripartite practice, working across art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. The resulting urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the surrounding emergent beauty, strangeness, and idiosyncrasies. The Studio’s award winning work has been featured in publications including Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Architectural Digest, Places Journal, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Walter Hood is also a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award.
Alma Du SolieR Studio Director
State of California License No. LA 6272
Alma Du Solier is a landscape designer and architect with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor in Architecture from ITESM Campus Monterrey (Mexico). Alma has 20 years of experience in the practice of design and is currently the Studio Director at Hood Design, in Oakland, CA. Alma has been lead designer for a wide range of projects from urban parks and mixed-use projects to long-term open space and resources strategic planning. She is a recurring guest lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and in 2010 was invited as guest lecturer at ITESM Campus Zacatecas, School of Architecture.
J. MAGNUS NEUFVILLE
License No. LA 1395