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Craig Verzone

Founding Principal, Landscape Architect


Award-winning landscape architect who won the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy

Craig Verzone is co-founder of Verzone Woods Architectes, a collaborative multidisciplinary
studio working within the overlapping realms of landscape, urban design,
and architecture. Their work highlights the interdependence and reciprocity between
building and open space. Extending practice into research and looping results back
to project development is part of the process, as deployed in their first public space
mandate, in 1996, for the redesign of the landscape at the foot of Le Corbusier’s Unité
d’Habitation in Briey, France. Since then, Verzone has continued testing hypotheses
and implementing design at a wide variety of scales from 1:1 prototypes for new urban
furniture to regional studies such as the cantonal landscape masterplan for the 2’500
square miles of Vaud, Switzerland.
Challenges regarding complex urban contexts, compromised natural systems and
tense human exchange fuel ongoing thinking. Current active projects include the
construction of a 25 acre urban-agro park in Geneva as well as a new dense
neighborhood of 1’200 residents near the Morges train station. The ruderal entry
garden of Fribourg’s new Natural History Museum and the landscape of Bluefactory
Technology and Innovation Campus on the historic Cardinal Brewery site are also in
the works. In addition to new project prospection, design and construction oversight,
Verzone co-manages the business of VWA studio and is shaping its future leadership.

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