Kathryn Gustafson


Kathryn Gustafson brings over 35 years of distinguished practice to her partnerships in two offices, GGN in Seattle and Gustafson Porter in London. Kathryn’s diverse portfolio intuitively incorporates those fundamental sculptural and sensual qualities that enhance the human experience of landscape. Kathryn received the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture, and medalist of the French Academy of Architecture. She is also the recipient of the Obayashi Prize, the ASLA Design Medal, the Chrysler Design Award, and London’s Jane Drew Prize.

About GGN

GGN is a landscape architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. Prominent projects include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, CityCenterDC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, and Boston’s North End Parks. GGN was the recipient of the 2017 ASLA National Landscape Firm Award and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture in 2011. The firm’s project awards include ASLA National Awards of Excellence, ASLA and AIA Honor Awards for Design, Tucker Design Awards, and Great Places Awards from the Environmental Design Research Association. For more information about Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, please visit www.ggnltd.com.

The firm’s Founding Principals, Shannon Nichol, Jennifer Guthrie, and Kathryn Gustafson, led the design and construction of the Lurie Garden.