Alex wall

Alex Wall is Practice Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia.

He received his Diploma at the Architectural Association, London in 1978. Between 1982 and 1989 he worked at OMA in London and Rotterdam.

Between 1998 and 2013, he was Professor, Chair of International Urban Design at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Germany. The focus of the Chair’s work was design and planning at the intersection of urbanization and climate change. The teaching and research concept was integrated multi-scalar design and planning: from the region to the design of public space.

At UVA, he is studying the impact of urban ecology on new urban place form as a basis for resilient cities. His recent 2nd year Masters of Landscape Architecture studio, “7 Aquatic Cities: studies in Watery Form,” considered the interaction between settlement and ecosystem function in the Hampton Roads cities and landscapes.

His most recent paper, “Sprawl is Dead, Long Live the Low-Density City,” is part of MIT’s Infinite Suburbia project (2015-16).

Between 2009 and 2013, he was a partner of UMnet, which together with `asp´- Stuttgart, won 1st Prize for a prototype energy efficient office building, and the urban center of the Tuzla Logistics City, Istanbul.