Walter Hood, Creative Director
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. The resulting urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the surrounding emergent beauty, strangeness, and idiosyncrasies. The Studio’s award winning work has been featured in publications including Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Architectural Digest, Places Journal, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.
Alma Du Solier, Studio Director
Alma Du Solier is a landscape designer and architect with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor in Architecture from ITESM Campus Monterrey (Mexico). Alma has 20 years of experience in the practice of design and is currently the Studio Director at Hood Design, in Oakland, CA. Alma has been lead designer for a wide range of projects from urban parks and mixed-use projects to long-term open space and resources strategic planning. Alma is a Board member for San Francisco’s Center for Architecture and Design, part of AIA San Francisco. She is a recurring guest lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and in 2010 was invited as guest lecturer at ITESM Campus Zacatecas, School of Architecture.
Remi Pulice, Executive Assistant to Walter Hood
Hester Tittmann, Marketing Director
Magnus Neufville, Accountant
Dasha Ortenberg, Project Manager
Lan Ly, Project Manager
Paul Peters, Project Manager
Yuliya Dimitrova- Ilieva, Project manager
Megan Mclaughlin, Designer
Dana Floyd, Designer
Molly Mary Mehaffy, Landscape Architect, LA License No. 6065
Rich Seyfarth, Landscape Architect, LA License No. 204