Walter Hood

Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio

Walter Hood is the Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. Hood Design Studio is tripartite practice, working across art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. This breadth allows an understanding of each place in its scale and context. The resulting urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the site’s surrounding emergent beauty, strangeness, and idiosyncrasies. Walter and his work have been featured in publications including Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Architectural Digest, Places Journal, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.