Niall Kirkwood, chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture and professor of landscape architecture and technology at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
In addition, the Kew Guild has awarded Kirkwood an honorary fellowship for distinguished service to the general advancement of landscape architecture and technology internationally. The Kew Guild, founded in 1893, is an Association of The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England. Kirkwood will receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Ulster in Ireland on July 1 for his services to landscape architecture and for building links between Ireland and Harvard.
He has served as the Gerald O’Hare Visiting Scholar at the University of Ulster since 2007 and has worked closely with its Built Environment and Real Estate Initiative, developing advanced graduate studios in Newry, Derry, and Belfast for the GSD.