Barbara Wilks was nominated in the Works Category by the New York Chapter. Her technical proficiency and design prowess are evident in work that is sophisticated and inviting, urban yet a reprieve from urban life. She applies these juxtapositions of structured hardscape with naturalistic plantings at scales from urban master planning to individual sites. Her work also stands apart for how beautifully it addresses the current issues of sustainable, contextual, and community-based design. As a mentor, Wilks has a collaborative spirit and respects the intellectual autonomy of others. Her sustained efforts in designing and building make our cities more livable, more sustainable, and more beautiful. She earned her bachelor of architecture from Cornell University and master of landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
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