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  • The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture

    New York | Dates: 09 May – 19 Jul, 2014

    Landscape stands today at the center of the political, aesthetic and social discourse of our time. While nowadays everyone has a voice concerning landscape — journalists and politicians, architects and urban planners, sociologists etc. refer to it all the time — the most important figures working in the field of landscape, that is, the landscape architects and the garden designers, are still mostly unknown to the public.

    The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture intends to fill this gap and provide an insight into the extreme richness and variety of Swiss landscape architecture. In the context of The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture landscape architecture is not understood in a narrow and dogmatic way: besides landscape architects, the show also presents the relevant work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi or Herzog & de Meuron and that of engineers like Jürg Conzett.

    Exhibition Opening
    Tuesday, May 13, 6:00-8:00pm

  • 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

    Dates: 01 May – 30 Jun, 2014

    World Monuments Fund invites you to submit a nomination for the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. The prize will be awarded this fall to a design professional or firm in recognition of innovative solutions that preserved and saved a modern landmark at risk. Nominated projects must have been completed in the past five years.

    The World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize recognizes heroic efforts that preserve our modern heritage. Submissions for projects that have enhanced a site's architectural, functional, economic, and environmental sustainability while also benefiting the community are encouraged. 

    Nominations for the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize are being accepted through June 30, 2014. For details about the prize, see the Call for Nominations or email modernism2014@wmf.org.

  • Conference: performaCITY (Basel, 12-14 Jun 14)

    Basel | Dates: 12 – 14 Jun, 2014

    CONFERENCE: performaCITY (Basel, 12-14 Jun 14) Kaserne Basel, Klybeckstrasse 1b 1, CH - 4057 Basel, June 12 - 14, 2014 Registration deadline: Jun 12, 2014

    4 keynotes, 8 panels, 75 face2face discussions, 7 walks, 1 film

    How does the urban society of today build the culture of tomorrow? Which role does the performative practice play in the development of an urban mode of life? Which choreographies of daily life does the city produce?

    Can we create collective memory by artistic means? How can the city as a storage medium be used as a chamber for the visionary - and feed in sustainable knowledge/practice? How can performative practice help?

    These are some of the questions raised by the interdisciplinary conference performaCITY, which takes place from June 12 to 14, 2014 at the Kaserne Basel and in the urban space of Basel. In various panels, keynotes, face-to-face talks and discussions, performaCITY will examine the reciprocal relationship of performative, artistic practice and the built-up, vibrant city, particularly in regard to the production of a future urban culture. We understand the city as a major producer of a future society's collective, cultural memory, and the performative practice as an important catalyst for this process.

    The conference will be based on an interdisciplinary approach that brings together renown thinkers, scholars, artists and practitioners from around the world: Aleida Assmann (cultural studies, Konstanz), Knut Ebeling (philosopher, Berlin), Erdem Gündüz (choreographer, Istanbul), Ant Hampton (theater maker, London), Jen Harvie (performance studies, London), Gabriele Klein (sociologist of movement, Hamburg), LIGNA (artist collective, Hamburg), Stefanie Lorey (theater studies, Hamburg), David Pinder (urban and cultural geographer, London), Saskia Sassen (sociologist, New York), Dries Verhoeven (director, Utrecht), Sophie Wolfrum (urbanist, München), zURBS (socio-artistic laboratory, Zürich) … and many more.  

    The conference takes place in the overall frame of the festival performaCITY (June 6 to June 15, 2014 / Kaserne Basel and urban space of Basel), which also includes artistic/performative interventions in public space and communication in the form of performative walks and socio-artistic activities.

    Three artistic interventions from the European theatre network SECOND CITIES - PERFORMING CITIES (Dries Verhoeven: "Ceci n‘est pas …", LIGNA:

    "Walking the City", Ant Hampton: "A voice - lest we see where we are") will be performed in the urban space, and the production "Saving the World" by the German-British performance group Gob Squad will be presented in the Kaserne.

    Socio-artistic activities will accompaign performaCITY with a series of workshops and an audiowalk that engages the residents of Basel and the audience in the making of an alternative city archive that experiments with ways to trace, document and (re)present the lived experiences of the present in order to build visions and ideas of shared futures.

    Registration, Programme & information: www.performacity.net

    Contact: info@trans4mator.net

    Conference Pass - regular: 45 CHF

    Conference Pass - Student: 25 CHF

    Curated by trans4mator (Concept: Imanuel Schipper, Johanna Dangel;

    Organisation: Christiane Dankbar). Partners & Supporters: performaCITY is a part of "Performing Cities", an European production network of "second cities" and their performance production centres in Germany (Dresden, Mülheim/Ruhr), France (Poitiers, Strasbourg), the Netherlands

    (Utrecht) and Poland (Krakow).

    performaCITY is part of "Shared Space Switzerland" the Swiss preliminary programme for the Prague Quadrennial 2015 that is organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in collaboration with the Festival Antigel Geneva, trans4mator Zurich and Haus der Kunst, Uri.

    performaCITY is a part of the SharedSpace project in cooperation with the Prague Quadrennial 2015.

    "eikones - NCCR Iconic Criticism" of the University of Basel is partner of the conference.

    The performaCITY conference is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF.

    "Performing Cities" and "Shared Space" are supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.

  • Conference: Architecture and Photography (Zaragoza, 15 May 14)

    Zaragoza | Dates: 15 May, 2014

    Conference: Architecture and Photography (Zaragoza, 15 May 14)

    University of Zaragoza, May 15, 2014

    Registration deadline: May 14, 2014

    Fourth Annual Conference Architecture and Photography

    The Department of Architecture and the research group "Photography and modern architecture in Spain" of the University of Zaragoza organizes the fourth annual Conference "Architecture and Photography", to be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Ibercaja Zentrum Conference Room in Zaragoza. In continuity with the former editions, the goal of the conference is to foster an academic debate and an interdisciplinary discussion on the issues involved on the relationship between architecture and photography, such as documentation and conservation, theory and criticism, and the professional and the artistic approaches.

    PROGRAM

    12:00

    Presentation and opening remarks:

    Iñaki Bergera (Conference Chair)

    12:15

    Photography for the Architect: an Educational Program Juan Bordes, Academic, Professor, University of Madrid

    13:15

    What do Portray who Photographs Architecture?

    Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, Architectural Journalist and Historian, Madrid

    17:00

    Photograph is Thinking

    Jesús Granada, Architectural Photographer, Seville

    18:00

    Photography and Anonymous Architecture

    Manolo Laguillo, Photographer, Professor, University of Barclona

    19:15 Round Table and Closing Remarks

    For further inquiries contact conference chairs or check out the following links:

    Iñaki Bergera, Dept. of Architecture, University of Zaragoza, ibergera@unizar.es Raimundo Bambó, Dept. of Architecture, University of Zaragoza, rbambo@unizar.es

    http://arquitectura.unizar.es

    http://blogfame.wordpress.com

    http://obrasocial.ibercaja.es/zaragoza/jornada-iv-jornada-arquitectura-y-fotografia-2014

  • Call For Graduate Student Papers: FSU Thirty-Second Art History Symposium Tallahassee, Florida, October 31 - November 1, 2014

    Tallahassee | Dates: 30 Apr – 01 Aug, 2014

    Call For Graduate Student Papers: FSU Thirty-Second Art History Symposium Tallahassee, Florida, October 31 - November 1, 2014

    Deadline: Aug 1, 2014

    The Art History faculty and graduate students of Florida State University invite students working toward an MA or a PhD to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the Thirty-Second Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium. Paper sessions will begin on Friday afternoon, October 31,and continue through Saturday, November 1, with each paper followed by critical discussion. Symposium papers may come from any area of the history of art and architecture. Papers will then be considered for inclusion in Athanor, a nationally distributed journal published by the Department of Art History and the FSU College of VIsual Arts, Theatre & Dance.

    The deadline for receipt of  abstracts (maximum 500 words) is August 1, 2014. Please include the title of the talk, graduate level, and whether the subject originated in thesis or dissertation research.

    Send the abstract by email to:

    lajones@fsu.edu
    Dr. Lynn Jones, Symposium Coordinator
    Department of Art History
    Florida State University

  • Garden Dialogues: Austin

    Austin | Dates: 17 May, 2014
    Saturday May 17, 2014 | 10:00am - 02:30pm

    On Saturday, May 17th, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Austin and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
  • The European Rooms

    Chicago | Dates: 21 May, 2014
    MAY 21, 2014, 6PM
    SCREENING

    Please RSVP

    Please join us for a special screening of The European Rooms, a short film by media artist David K. Ross that presents intimate views of Enlightenment-era architectural interiors featured in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Thorne Rooms. In Ross’s newest work, an unhurried camera glides across drawing rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, and entrance halls filled with finely crafted furniture and carefully selected objets. Though well-appointed, this "sealed and stifling" world of privilege, class, and prestige is also inescapably uncanny and oneiric. A slow unraveling of cinematic, sonic and architectural space played out in real time, The European Rooms is as confounding as it is elucidatory. David K. Ross will provide introductory remarks to the film screening.

    David K. Ross
     works in a variety of media including film, video, photography and installation, and is based in Chicago and Montreal. His formal training as an architect and his experimentation with large format photography and film have resulted in a wide range of projects investigating the history of optical technologies and geodetic practices, museum taxonomies and transport systems, self-storage facilities, and urban infrastructures. Ross's work have been exhibited in major institutions in North America and Europe, and are included in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. His films and videos have been shown at CineMarfa (2012), Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal (2013), and the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (2014).

  • Tour: The Esther McCoy Collection

    Pasadena | Dates: 03 May, 2014
    Saturday, May 3
    Choice of 10:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. tour

    Location Details To Be Announced To Ticketholders

    The Esther McCoy Collection at the Greene and Greene Archives contains McCoy’s library, including over 500 books, at least as many periodicals, and numerous copies of her own publications. McCoy can be credited with introducing Greene and Greene to a wider audience with her book Five California Architects (1960). Her library collection focuses on early 20th century architecture; many of the books are autographed gifts to McCoy by their authors, a testament to her wide-ranging friendships in the field. She was not only an authority on Southern California architecture, but also on Mexican and Italian architecture of the period.

    For this display at the Archives, items will be selected to illustrate McCoy’s friendships in the world of architecture as well as to show unusual or rare examples of architectural publications. To brush up beforehand, attend the lecture on April 29th and consult the Archives of American Art which holds the papers of Esther McCoy.

  • Esther McCoy: Piecing Together LA

    Pasadena | Dates: 29 Apr, 2014
    Lecture by Susan Morgan
    Tuesday, April 29, 7:00pm

    Esther McCoy (1904–1989) was one of the foremost architectural writers of the twentieth century. A gifted literary stylist and keen social critic, her work recognized the genesis of American modernism, witnessed the birth of mid-century design, and ignited public awareness. McCoy's book Five California Architects (1960) has long been acknowledged as an indispensable classic. As Reyner Banham declared, “No one can write about architecture in California without acknowledging her as the mother of us all.” Throughout her sixty-year career, McCoy worked variously as an author, editorial scout, lecturer, screenwriter, architectural preservationist, and exhibition curator; her life charted the progressive edge of American idealism from the utopian spirit of Jazz Age Greenwich Village through the radical evolution of post-war architecture.

    Susan Morgan: Susan has written extensively about art, design, and cultural biography. Her work has been featured in exhibition catalogues, artist’s monographs, and mainstream publications ranging from the New York Times to the World of Interiors. A former contributing editor for InterviewMirabella, and Metropolitan Home, she is a contributing editor forAperture and www.eastofborneo.org, the collaborative online art journal and archive. With support from the Graham Foundation, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution, Morgan has been researching the life and work of writer Esther McCoy. She is editor of Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader (2012), the first McCoy anthology, and cocurator (with Kimberli Meyer) of Sympathetic Seeing (2011), for the MAK Center at the R. M. Schindler House, West Hollywood, CA.

  • Historic Seattle Sixth Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

    Seattle | Dates: 13 May, 2014
    Date:

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    Time:

    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Location:

    Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Wallingford Limited lot parking and on-street parking

    Cost:

    $85 general public;
    $75 members;
    $30 students
    Includes appetizers, wine, and beer, desserts, coffee and tea $25 of the fee is a tax-deductible contribution to Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation to support our ongoing educational programming

    To Register:

    Call Historic Seattle at 206-622-6952 or add to shopping cart by entering number of registrants and clicking the register button below.

    On May 13 we host our 6th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the landmark Good Shepherd Center to acknowledge recent successes in the field locally. Join with old and new friends and colleagues who share a passion for preservation. Enjoy a social hour of hors d’oeuvres, dessert and beverages before the ceremony. John Carrington, principal harpist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, performs on a marvelous Art Deco harp and Dawn Clement returns for her third year at the grand piano in The Chapel Space. 

    We showcase and recognize some of the exceptional public and private projects that preserve and protect Seattle's built heritage for future generations. Since the first year of the awards in 2009, the recipients have ranged from prominent downtown rehabilitation projects, restoration of historic rural places, the preservation of neighborhood character, heritage/architecture publications, and individuals who have contributed greatly to preserving the built environment and educating us about local history. 

    Keynote speaker Knute Berger presents his thoughts on historic preservation in Seattle and announces the awards.. Knute Berger is a columnist and editor for Seattle Magazine and author of two books, "Pugetopolis and "Space Needle, Spirit of Seattle." He writes for Crosscut where he published a history of early urbanism in Seattle, "Roots of Tomorrow." He's also a weekly news commentator on public radio, KUOW. 

    The 6th Annual Historic Preservation Awards is a fundraising event for Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation (a portion of your registration is a tax-deductible contribution.) 

  • The Union Station 75th Anniversary Gala

    Los Angeles | Dates: 17 May, 2014

    The Conservancy is thrilled to hold our 2014 annual benefit onSaturday, May 17 at the iconic 1939 Union Station in celebration of its 75th anniversary.

    Join us for cocktails on the south patio, dinner in the former ticket concourse, and live entertainment with Art Deco and His Society Orchestra in the former Fred Harvey restaurant at this beloved L.A. landmark. For sponsors at higher levels, join us for cocktails inside two private luxury railcars, the Utah and the Kansas.

    Event Co-Chairs

    Linda Bruckheimer, Maxine Greenspan, Diane Keaton, and Tom Neary

    Event Committee

    Ray Adamyk, Jeffrey Burbank, Clare De Briere, Jesse Harrison, Kathryn Welch Howe, Shelly McCarthy, Andy Meyers, and Mary Kate Spach

    About Union Station

    Designed by John and Donald Parkinson, Union Station was the last grand railroad station built in the United States. Its unique combination of Art Deco and Spanish Colonial Revival styles make it one of the most recognizable buildings in Los Angeles. 

    Metro purchased Union Station in 2011 and is now completing a master plan to transform the site to accommodate current and future transportation needs while maintaining the original building's historic character.

    A benefit to support the Los Angeles Conservancy

    Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m.

    Union Station
    800 N. Alameda Street
    Los Angeles, CA  90012

    7 - 8 p.m. Cocktails
    8 - 9:30 p.m. Dinner
    9:30 - 11 p.m. Live entertainment with Art Deco and His Society Orchestra in the former Fred Harvey restaurant

    Cocktail or business attire

    All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Conservancy

    Reservations required; tickets will not be sold at the door

    All sales are final; no refunds

    Sponsorships must be pledged by Monday, May 5 to be listed in the event program


  • Family Design Day: Green Architecture

    Boston | Dates: 10 May, 2014

    Join Learning By Design in Massachusetts as we continue our series of Family Design Day Programs at BSA Space. Families will earn about how architects and designers consider their relationship with the natural world when designing places and spaces. Then create your own innovative green building using recycled materials.

    This Family Day Program is designed for parents and children ages 5 – 13, a maximum ratio of 1 adult per 3 children will be required. Tickets are $8 per person, children and adults. BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and come up the Green Stairs. Program begins promptly at start time.

    Family Design Day Programs encourage children and adults to observe, explore and design together. In these 2 hour hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design through exhibit tours, walking tours or slide shows, and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and Design Educators lead the activities focused on the Built Environment of Boston and the world.

  • Rights of Way: Mobility and the City

    Boston | Dates: 05 Dec, 2013 – 26 May, 2014

    Rights of Way: Mobility and the City is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. The exhibition features dozens of examples of visionary urban thinking, showing how the city is shaped by the ways people move through it.

    Rights of Way: Mobility and the City tours

    BSA Space is offering complimentary guided tours as part of its exhibition program. Tours are available Fridays and and Sundays at 1:00 pm, and last approximately 30 minutes. Meet your docent at the first floor information desk at 290 Congress Street, near the green staircase. Tours are suitable for all ages, and times are subject to change. Visitors can currently drop in for a free guided tour around Rights of Way: Mobility and the City, the exhibition on view through May 26. Rights of Way is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. For groups of 15 or more, or to schedule a tour outside the times listed above, please contact mfichtner@architects.org.

    Curated by James Graham and Meredith Miller of MILLIGRAM-office, Rights of Way demonstrates that our urban environment is the result of constant negotiation among designers, policy makers, the private sector, and individual residents. By claiming that access to mobility is access to opportunity and that everyone has his or her own “right of way,” this future-oriented show reveals how those public rights are always at play in the shared commons of the city. The exhibition examines large-scale urban futures, contemporary examples of innovative design for transit and public space, historical attempts at remaking the city, and individual adaptations of mobility systems. Rights of Way also includes three projects from the 2012 Audi Urban Future Award, focusing on three megaregions: the Pearl River Delta in China’s Guangdong Province; São Paulo; and the Boston–Washington, DC (BosWash) Corridor. Displays include renderings, drawings, photography, videos, infographics, and a media library that allows visitors to delve further into the issues raised by the exhibition content.

    Curators: MILLIGRAM-office
    Designers: Höweler + Yoon Architecture and MILLIGRAM-office
    Content partner: Stylepark
    Exhibition graphics: MGMT. design

    In addition, the first floor of BSA Space displays a rotating gallery of “digital residencies,” in which designers, artists, and thinkers from around the world stake their own claims about mobility in the city. This exhibition is part of Overhaul: the 2013-2014 Transportation Series, organized by the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Foundation for Architecture, Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission, and the Barr Foundation. Overhaul includes the Traffic Advisory speaker series. Rights of Way: Mobility and the City

  • Old-Growth Architecture: The Art, Craft, and Function of Wood

    Portland | Dates: 28 Apr – 15 Aug, 2014
    The prevalence of wood in Pacific Northwest forests made it a natural choice of building material for both structural and ornamental purposes throughout the region. On exhibit are numerous artifacts from the collection of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation which demonstrate uses of wood in local architecture and its impact on the development of the Northwest Regional style.
  • Preservation League of New York State Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

    New York | Dates: 14 May, 2014

    Preservation League of New York State
    Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    The New York Yacht Club 
    37 West 44th Street - New York, New York

    • Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation 
      begins at 6:00 p.m.
    • Cocktail Reception immediately following  

    Celebrate Preservation Month and honor the projects and organizations that exemplify statewide Excellence in Historic Preservation.

    Project Excellence

    • Altamont Free Library Train Station Renovation, Altamont
    • Academy Lofts, Albany
    • Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Brooklyn
    • Holy Rosary Apartments, Rochester
    • New York City Hall Renovation, New York
    • Donald Judd Home & Studio, New York
    • Warburton Lofts at Philipse Manor Hall Historic District, Yonkers

    Organizational Excellence

    • St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund, New York

    Tickets are $60 per person - Reserve with PayPal, credit card or check. 
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  • Garden Dialogues: Connecticut

    Greenwich and New Canaan | Dates: 14 Jun, 2014
    Saturday June 14, 2014 | 10:30am - 04:00pm

    On Saturday, June 14th, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in 
    Connecticut and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

    Saturday, June 14th, 10:30 to 11:30am | Greenwich

    Greenwich Residence
    Susan Cohen, Susan Cohen Landscape Architect

    This recently built waterfront home in Bellehaven, positioned to save an old magnolia tree, is reached by a sinuous drive that rises to offer refreshing views of Long Island Sound. Once a rugged hillside, this site has been redesigned to be in quiet harmony with the setting, and multiple landscape walls of native stone echo the stone facade of the house. Features include a crabapple orchard, a cutting garden, and a small terrace overlooking the Sound. Rough-hewn stone steps and a lawn path lead down, through sweeps of perennial grasses, to the gazebo at the water’s edge.  

    Saturday, June 14th, 2:00 to 4:00pm | New Canaan

    Garden within a Garden 
    Janice Parker, Janice Parker Landscape Architects

    Inspired by a sunny memory of an Italian vineyard, this five-acre landscape successfully integrates an entertaining terrace, vegetable garden, tennis court and prominent pool. The vegetable gardens and fruiting trees were laid out on a strong grid intertwined with masonry. Each space is bordered with broad fences softened by rose bushes and perennials to complete this Bella Italia landscape.

  • Garden Dialogues: Virginia

    Northern Virginia (Hume and Marshall) and Charlottesville | Dates: 15 Jun, 2014
    Sunday June 15, 2014 | 10:00am - Sunday June 22, 2014 | 12:00pm


    On June 15th and 22nd, get exclusive access to private gardens and notable landscapes in 
    Virginia and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

    Sunday, June 15th, 10:00am to 2:00pm | Northern Virginia (Hume and Marshall)

    Northern Virginia Trio: Orlean House, Rock Ford Farm and Running Cedar
    Richard Arentz, Arentz Landscape Architects, with Richard Williams,Richard Williams Architects

    Three properties are on the agenda – and lunch is provided – beginning with Orlean House, an 18-acre c.1795 property that has recently been updated. New elements include a swimming pool, pool pavilion, tennis court and tennis court pavilion, terraces for entertaining, large tree and boxwood restoration and extensive gardens.  The site plan weaves the new and existing parts into a series of gardens, designed in the spirit of the English Landscape School and Virginia Countryside vernacular.

    Next, the house and gardens of Rock Ford Farm were carefully sited by the landscape architect to maximize views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding rolling pastures. The new house reflects several architectural periods: mid-18th century farm-style barn, an early-19th century brick cottage and a mid-19th century Greek Revival core. Mature and distinctive hardwood trees were preserved to provide age and a sense of scale. There’s a large lawn contained by American boxwoods, kitchen garden and terraced orchard, and a secluded swimming pool “room” built around spectacular Blue Ridge views.

    Finally, Running Cedar carpets much of the beech, hickory, poplar and oak woodland of this 85-acre property accessed by a three-quarter-mile-long driveway. Remarkable features include its rolling topography and proximity to the Rappahannock River.  The project is a collaboration between the landscape architect, architect and interior designer and the plan strikes a balance between integrating the built forms into the landscape and the landscape into the built forms.  Nearly every room of the house offers a unique connection to the landscape through the study of interior to exterior compositions.

    Sunday, June 22nd, 10:00am to 12:00pm | Charlottesville

    UVA Landscapes: The Dell and Campbell Hall
    Warren Byrd, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, with Mary Hughes, University Landscape Architect

    Two projects at the University of Virginia’s campus use the most up-to-date landscape architecture technology that reflects the evolution of this World Heritage historic site. At Campbell Hall, “odd lots” are stitched together through the elegant use of paths, native foliage and water features. The 11-acre Dell features a precisely engineered stream that flows into carefully calibrated stormwater pond, with native plants that represent the Coastal Plain, Piedmont and upper Blue Ridge regions. All of this planning, and it looks so natural and so beautiful.



  • Garden Dialogues: New Jersey and Pennsylvania

    Newtown, PA and Califon, NJ | Dates: 21 – 22 Jun, 2014
    Saturday June 21, 2014 | 02:00pm - Sunday June 22, 2014 | 12:30pm

    On June 21st and 22nd, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in 
    New Jersey and Pennsylvania and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

    Saturday, June 21st, 2:00 to 3:30pm | Newtown, PA

    Hortulus Farm
    Jack Staub and Renny Reynolds, Hortulus Farm, Nursery & Garden

    The owners of 18th century Hortulus Farm have created 20 separate formal gardens and pastoral walks within a 30-acre property that includes idyllic ponds and streams, intriguing follies, and dramatic vistas. Expect to see imposing perennial and summer borders, a lush stream garden, a woodland walk, birch and pine allées, pool and fountain gardens, a splendidly re-conceived kitchen garden, and a diverse family of farm animals. 

    Sunday, June 22nd, 11:00am to 12:30pm | Califon, NJ

    Boxwood Farm Garden 
    Margie Ruddick, Margie Ruddick Landscape

    Boxwood Farm is a 12-acre agricultural landscape with an original house and cottage from around 1780, and several newer buildings (1992-93), which infuse traditional vernacular wood frame buildings with a Modernist sensibility. The landscape reflects the farm’s rich design narrative and includes a central lawn, cottage garden, and water garden, along with a boxwood farm with three boxwood varieties (and they’re for sale). 


  • Garden Dialogues: Little Compton, RI

    Little Compton | Dates: 22 Jun, 2014
    Sunday June 22, 2014 | 03:00pm - 06:00pm

    On Sunday, June 22nd, get exclusive access to private gardens and landscapes in Little Compton, RI, and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.

    How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.

    Farm at Little Compton
    Michael Vergason, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd., with Peter Bohlin, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects

    The Farm at Little Compton is a family farm that straddles a ridge-lined peninsula facing the Atlantic Ocean on the southern coast of Rhode Island. Bounded by water and set within the Sakonnet landscape, this property quietly embodies a modest agrarian character while preserving critical habitat for endangered shorebirds, coastal plants and wildlife. The Master Plan uses an existing road and walls as a skeletal structure to organize the insertion of three building compounds into the matrix of windswept coastal fields. The project artfully integrates restrained interventions with the existing fabric. This project has a lucid landscape structure and illuminates the peninsula’s striking beauty.



  • Modern Landscape Architecture: Transition and Transformation

    Indianapolis | Dates: 29 May, 2014

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    6 p.m. with book signing to follow

    The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art

    During the period following WWII, a great surge of collective energies -- the Modern movement -- redefined traditional values, beliefs, and artistic forms.
     
    Unfortunately, reasoned criticism did not follow, and until recently Modern landscapes slipped beyond even the peripheral vision of art historians.
     
    From America's first "park plaza" in Minneapolis to Dan Kiley's revolutionary design for the Miller Garden in Columbus, we must have a commitment to preserving and interpreting Modernist landscape architecture.
     
    In this program, Charles A. Birnbaum, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, offers recommendations and strategies to preserve these often "invisible" public and private places that represent a significant chapter in our nation's evolution.
     
    The lecture takes place at The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
     
    FREE but registration requested at https://modernistlecture.eventbrite.com, or call Indiana Landmarks at 800-450-4534, 317-639-4534.
     
    Presented by Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, and sponsored by the Cornelius O'Brien Lecture Series Concerning Preservation with additional support from the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscapes Architects.
     
    This program is offered in conjunction with Indiana Landmarks' Back to the Future Mid-century Modern Home Tour on Saturday, May 31 in Indianapolis.