Walter Meyer | LOCAL

Monday Oct. 23, 2023 , 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Walter Meyer is the Founding Principal of Local Office Landscape and Urban Design and an Adjunct Professor at Parsons The New School for Design.
Parque del Litoral

Walter Meyer is an urban designer, policy advisor, professor at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, and founding Principal of Local Office Landscape & Urban Design. He founded Local Office in 2006 with Harvard GSD classmate Jennifer Bolstad, and currently leads resilient infrastructure systems designs for all Local projects. 

His work includes the Parque del Litoral in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, the site of the 2010 Central American Games. This project won the 2010 AIA Honor Award in Puerto Rico and is the first implementation of phytoremediation technology at the scale of an entire city. Walter's current work includes leading the design of projects for the National Parks Service, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Army Corps of Engineers on coastal resilience in New York.

Walter has been recognized in Washington DC by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for “leadership and innovation in the green economy” and taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute, and Parsons The New School for Design.

Walter Meyer Headshot