Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is a landscape architecture practice based in Seattle, WA. Founded by partners Kathryn Gustafson, Jennifer Guthrie, and Shannon Nichol, GGN works throughout the Americas and Asia. Its designs, carried by designers with professional backgrounds in landscape, architecture, engineering, graphics, ecology, and other sciences, express the sculptural qualities of contextual landscape.
GGN offers special experience in designing high-use landscapes in complex, urban contexts. GGN’s landscapes are widely varied but share qualities as healthy settings for diverse and ever-changing activities. This creates landscapes that are serenely grounded while also feeling alive and comfortable at all times -- whether bustling with crowds, offering moments of contemplation, or doing both at once.
GGN's recent project awards include multiple ASLA National Design Excellence Awards, Tucker Architectural Awards, and AIA/ASLA Honor and Merit awards for Design. GGN’s most acclaimed projects include the Lurie Garden of Millennium Park in Chicago, the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Campus in Seattle.
Kathryn Gustafson is also a partner in the UK design firm, Gustafson Porter.