Adam Anderson recently joined the firm’s ranks of registered architects. Today we celebrate his accomplishments.
Adam is a licensed Landscape Architect with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from RISD, where he was an Olmsted Scholar. Prior to joining Payette he worked for the international, award winning offices of Landworks Studio and Ground, Inc. in Boston. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Landscape Architecture Department at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has been teaching the Design Principles Studio, Constructed Ground Studio, and Plants + Design for the past four years.
What inspires you?
The negotiation with the constant flux of landscape. We are only ever partially in control, so unplanned phenomological responses are an exciting part of the process.
What is the best part of your job?
I enjoy being a part of the dialect of architecture. It’s essentially the same language as landscape but with a difference focus. The proximity allows me to simultaneously consider approaches through different lenses.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far?
When designing a hospital, the drop-off is everything.
The sky is the limit: if you could design or redesign anything, what would it be?
I would enjoy one day owning an inactive gravel pit, and along with the aide of time, and volunteer species, transform it into a garden; a constantly evolving living sculpture.