Ignacio Bunster-Ossa

Ignacio Bunster-Ossa

Principal, Wallace, Roberts & Todd, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ignacio Bunster-Ossa is a landscape architect and urban designer whose work is consistently recognized for design innovation. He is a leading practitioner of Landscape Urbanism, an approach to urban design based on the fusion of ecology, community identity, infrastructure, recreation, and public art.

Bunster-Ossa continues to develop and refine this practice as he directs Wallace, Roberts & Todd’s (WRT) landscape architecture studio in Philadelphia and many of the firm’s largescale landscape projects such as Nashville’s Public Square, the US House of Representative Facilities Plan & South Capitol District Master Plan, Dallas’s Trinity River Corridor Design, the Santa Monica Beach Improvement Group’s Palisades Park and South Beach Improvements, and Minneapolis’s Upper Mississippi River Master Plan—all of which have won multiple awards. He has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and lectured at numerous schools around the world.

He was a Harvard Loeb Fellow and periodically lectures, teaches, writes, and serves on design award juries. Bunster-Ossa is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He earned his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami, and participated in the University of Notre Dame’s Rome studies program.