The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is saddened to note the passing of former member Diana Balmori, FASLA. The founder of Balmori Associates in New York City and a professor at Yale University, she served on the Commission from 2003 to 2012. Balmori was born in Gijón, Spain, and studied architecture at the University of Tucumán in Argentina; she also received a doctorate in urban history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied landscape design at Radcliffe College. Her firm’s notable projects include numerous gardens and parks in Bilbao, Spain; Prairie Waterway Stormwater Park in Farmington, Minnesota; and New Government City in Sejong, South Korea. Balmori was a longtime advocate for sustainable building and infrastructure projects; in 2005, her firm designed a 35,000-square-foot green roof for Silvercup Studios, which was the largest of its type in New York City when completed. She also authored many books including A Landscape Manifesto (Yale University Press, 2010) and Groundwork (Monacelli Press, 2011), which she wrote with the architect Joel Sanders. Read more about Diana Balmori in Fast Company’s Co.Design.