New York-based Diana Balmori is a noted landscape scholar and author and is the design principal of the landscape and urban design firm Balmori Associates in New York City. She teaches courses in Landscape at Yale University and currently holds a joint appointment with its Schools of Architecture as well as its School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Before founding Balmori and Associates in 1990 Ms. Balmori worked as a partner for landscape at Cesar Pelli and Associates.
Ms. Balmori has been recognized for her work with grants and awards from various institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Institute of Architects. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and conferences and served as a juror in several design competitions. Ms. Balmori is also widely published. She is co-author of several books, including Saarinen House and Garden: A Total Work of Art; Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony; and Beatrix Ferrand's American Landscapes: Her Gardens and Campuses; as well as the author of numerous articles.
Ms. Balmori did her undergraduate work in architecture at the University of Tucuman in Argentina, received her Ph.D. in Urban History, with highest honors, from the University of California at Los Angeles, and studied landscape design at Radcliffe College.
Campa de los Ingleses, Bilbao, Spain 2008 (Render: Balmori Associates)
(Photo: Mark Dye)
Bilbao Jardin, Bilbao, Spain 2009 (Photo: Iwan Bann)
MPPAT (Master Plan for Public Administrative Town) Sejong, Korea Competition won 2007 (Render: Balmori Associates)