JOHN A. KETT

Dean's Advisory Board

Principal, Reed Hilderbrand; Boston, MA 

(BA English 1992, MLA 1998)


A proponent of landscape architecture as a medium of multidisciplinary collaboration, John has helped to shape Reed Hilderbrand's working relationships with architects, artists, and scientists for over 18 years. John directs the firm’s work on sites of extraordinary design heritage, including the remarkable chalk stone English country seat, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, known as Marsh Court in Hampshire, England, and has led Reed Hilderbrand’s dynamic collaborations on notable new cultural buildings in the United States, such as the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Colorado, and Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Currently John is Principal-in-Charge for the Comprehensive and Strategic Master Plan for Louisiana State University, and the Phase Two expansion of the Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art. John’s passion for the economic, social, and personal dimensions of practice has made him as a leader in shaping Reed Hilderbrand’s design ethos and studio culture. John holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and an undergraduate English degree from the University of Virginia.

John joined the Dean’s Advisory Board in Fall 2016.