Mario Schjetnan 2.18.18 - LAEP SYMPOSIUM: THE AESTHETICS OF PLANTING DESIGN
Mario Schjetnan is an architect and landscape architect who strives to unite in his practice social concerns, aesthetics, and ecology, while reinterpreting and celebrating Mexican culture. His interdisciplinary firm Grupo de Diseño Urbano, is known for designs in which buildings are subordinate to the landscape. Among his awards are the Prince of Wales/Green Prize in Urban Design for Xochimilco Ecological Park, and the ASLA President's Award for Excellence, for Parque El Cedazo. He recently received the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Medal for lifetime achievement in landscape architecture.