Adam E. Anderson is a landscape architect and artist whose diverse projects include hospital healing gardens, residential landscapes, masterplanning, campus plazas, rooftop gardens, urban parks, and public art works. Quickly becoming a leading design figure in Healthcare Landscapes, Adam has institutional projects underway throughout the US and abroad. Adam founded the Design Under Sky (D.U.S.) studio to create projects that negotiate with the ever changing landscape by understanding the unique phenomenological qualities and cultural influences inherent in a site before deploying interventions to embrace, reveal, and often embellish these qualities. “Nature” is abstracted in his projects, culminating in a celebration of wonder found in both the technological and ecological.
A few of his Providence-based projects include 10,000 SUNS: Highway to Park Project, in which ten thousand sunflowers annually transform vacant former highway land; Roger Williams Park Gateway and Visitors Center, a public park space welcoming the Broad Street Community; and the Living Edge, a riverfront urban pocket park that “re-wilds” the water’s edge in downtown Providence. Adam is an Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, and leads the Landscape Architecture Department at Payette Associates, a multi-disciplinary design office in Boston, MA.