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NOAF Lecture Series - Spackman Mossop Michaels

  • Center for Architecture and Design 1000 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70130 United States (map)

Please join the New Orleans Architecture Foundation on Tuesday, February 6th, to hear from local landscape architect, Wes Michaels, Principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels (SMM) on his practice, design process and philosophy, and the unique challenges and opportunities of practicing in New Orleans, Detroit, and around the world.

Spackman Mossop Michaels is an award winning international office for urban strategy and landscape architecture, based in New Orleans, LA and Sydney, NSW. Their mission is to create places that people love to use every day. SMM believes that as designers of public space they have a responsibility to transform the mundane into an extraordinary and meaningful experience. Their approach to design is driven by a deep understanding of how the natural, social and cultural environments contribute to the design of the built environment as well as the technical realities of a project. 


Wes Michaels is a founding principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels landscape architects based in New Orleans. He holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and is licensed in 8 states. His work is focused on the integration of culture and ecology in urban landscapes. Wes was awarded the ASLA National Award of Excellence in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and a Fulbright Fellowship in 2009 for research and travel in Scandinavia. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Graham Foundation for Fine Arts and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Please bring your questions to ask during the open forum portion of the lecture.

As a part of our mission to enhance public appreciation of architecture and design through advocacy and education, this event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested.