Class of 1998

Eric Kramer MLA ’98 Named Partner at Reed Hilderbrand

Eric Kramer MLA '98, Gary Hilderbrand MLA '85, Douglas Reed MLA '81, Beka Sturges MLA '04, Kristin Frederickson MLA '06

Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture, the firm founded by Principals Gary Hilderbrand MLA ’85 and Douglas Reed MLA ’81, has elevated Eric Kramer MLA ’98 to partner, along with three others.

Kramer joined Reed Hilderbrand in 2000, and has since worked on a variety of projects, including for the Clark Art Institute, Duke University, and the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts of Kansas City, MO. He is currently leading the firm’s design for the renewal of the plaza surrounding Boston’s City Hall at Government Center. Kramer received an ASLA Honor Award for research on urban soils, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Other members of Reed Hilderbrand leadership include Associate Principals Beka Sturges MLA ’04 and Kristin Frederickson MLA ’06.

Read more.

Image courtesy of Reed Hilderbrand. 

posted June, 2017


Heather Woofter MArch ’98 Named Director of Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design

Heather Woofter MArch '98

Heather Woofter MArch ’98 has been named the new director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Woofter currently serves as a professor at the Sam Fox School, where she has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010. She previously taught at a number of schools, including for the Career Discovery program at the GSD.

Woofter is also the founding director and owner of Axi:Ome llc, an architecture, urbanism, landscape, and design firm based in St. Louis.

Read more about Woofter and her new appointment.

Image by Joe Angeles; courtsey of Washington University. 


posted June, 2017


Surfacedesign, Inc. Partners Roderick Wyllie MLA ’98 and James Lord MLA ’96 Win Cooper Hewitt Design Award

Roderick Wyllie MLA ’98 and James Lord MLA ’96.

Roderick Wyllie MLA ’98 (left on photo below) and James Lord MLA ’96 (right on photo below) partners at Surfacedesign were selected as recipients of the 18th Annual National Design Award in Landscape Architecture. The landscape architecture award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in urban planning or park and garden design. Surfacedesign is a landscape architecture and urban design firm based in San Francisco.

Founded in 2001, the award-winning practice creates dynamic parks, plazas, waterfronts, civic landscapes, and private gardens. James A. Lord, Roderick Wyllie, and Geoff di Girolamo, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of landscape architects, urban designers, and architects, provide innovative design solutions for a wide range of projects, including the Smithsonian Master Plan, Auckland International Airport, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Plaza, and IBM Plaza Honolulu. Integral to the philosophy of the practice, Surfacedesign focuses on cultivating a sense of connection to the built and natural world, pushing people to engage with the landscape in new ways.

Read more about Surfacedesign, Inc. and the National Design Awards.

Image courtesy of Cooper Hewitt.


posted June, 2017


Francis Reiner MLA ’98 Named Partner at DMR Architects

Francis Reiner MLA ’98

Francis Reiner MLA ’98, PP, LLA, has been named a partner at DMR Architects, the 4th largest architecture firm in New Jersey. This is the first time DMR Architects has named partners in its 25-year history. Since joining in 2008, Reiner has led the firm into the dynamic area of municipal planning, designing innovative redevelopment plans for Hoboken, Hackensack, Bayonne, East Orange and elsewhere. 

Image courtesy of DMR Architects. Partners clockwise from left: Francis Reiner, Pradeep Kapoor, Kurt Vierheilig, Gregg Stopa, Charles H. Sarlo, Lloyd Rosenberg


posted April, 2017


Kristina Hill PhD ’97, GSA ’98 Discusses Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels at the Hammer Museum

Kristina Hill PhD ’97, GSA ’98

Kristina Hill PhD ’97, GSA ’98 participated in a panel discussion on urban adaptations for rising sea levels at the Hammer Museum, co-presented by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Watch a video of the talk.

March 2015

posted December, 2016

Kristina Hill

Karen Lu MArch ’98 Receives AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award

Karen Lu MArch ’98

Karen Lu MArch ’98 received the American Institute of Architects Minnesota Young Architect Award for exceptional leadership in service to the profession, the community, design, planning, and education.

posted December, 2016

Karen Lu