Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is a landscape architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. GGN was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Guthrie, Shannon Nichol, and Kathryn Gustafson, and it is world-renowned for designing high-use landscapes in complex, urban contexts. Thaïsa Way's GGN: Landscapes 1999 to 2018
(Timber Press, 2018) is the first book devoted to their ground-breaking work. It surveys some of their most important achievements including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus in Seattle, Washington; the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC; the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; and the Venice Biennale in Italy. Packed with practical design lessons and inspiration, this is a must-have resource for design students and professionals, and fans of beautifully designed public spaces.
is an Urban landscape historian teaching and researching history, theory, and design in the Dept. of Landscape Architecture at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington, Seattle. She is the current Chair at Dumbarton Oaks Research Center.