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Terragrams is a podcast series providing a wide portal into the world of landscape architecture by the professionals who shape it. Running from 2006 to 2012, the podcast dispatched over 30 interviews. It is now being re-edited and re-broadcast. Learn more about Terragrams.

Dispatch 15: Chris Reed

First published 7th May, 2008

Republished 20th Mar, 2021

Chris Reed is a registered landscape architect and the principal and founder of the Boston-based practice Stoss Landscape Urbanism. Stoss operates within and between the fields of urban design, landscape architecture and planning. It recognizes the urban context alongside the multiple scales and functions of ecological systems as basic tenets of its practice.

The Architecture League of New York has named Chris Reed an 2008 Emerging Voice and C3 Publishers of Korea has recently monograph of Stoss' work. In this episode, Chris discusses the name of his office, landscape urbanism, competition work, and his introduction into the profession. He is currently teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, regularly teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, and has previously taught in the University of Toronto.

Introducing Chris and Stoss

Ch. 1


Maintenance and Long-Term Engagement

Ch. 7


The Structure of Stoss

Ch. 8


Influences, Mentors, & Peers

Ch. 9


Future Directions

Ch. 10