Barbara E. Wilks, FAIA, FASLA founded W Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 1999 to create a design-oriented, multidisciplinary practice focused on urban issues. With special expertise in urban design, public, and institutional projects, she practices as both an architect and landscape architect. Barbara has received many design awards for her work, including four recent national awards. She is honored to have been elected to the College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects in 1999, as well as to the College of Fellows, American Society of Landscape Architecture in 2010. She also sits on the Architectural Advisory Committee of Cornell University. She has been a board member of the National Association of Olmsted Parks, an advisory board member for the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Industry. She contributes to several publications, and has curated exhibitions on public open space.