Designing in Paris, Valencia, Hong Kong & Hazelwood
M 21 Oct | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture
The School of Architecture 2019 Fall Lecture Series welcomes landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson on Monday 21 October at 5:00pm in Kresge Theatre.
Gustafson is founding principal of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) in Seattle and Gustafson Porter+Bowman (GP+B) in London. Her talk “Designing in Paris, Valencia, Hong Kong & Hazelwood” focuses on recent projects, including the landscape design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC and the public plaza of Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh.
DESIGNING IN PARIS, VALENCIA, HONG KONG, & HAZELWOOD How do we treat sites with vastly different challenges: overwhelming tourism, invasive infrastructures, and industrial migrations, while designing for future resiliency and historical respect?
KATHRYN GUSTAFSON is a landscape architect and founding principal of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) in Seattle and Gustafson Porter+Bowman (GP+B) in London, with groundbreaking designs incorporating sculptural and sensual qualities fundamental to the human experience of landscape. Gustafson brings over 30 years of distinguished practice to her partnerships at GGN and GP+B. She lectures throughout the world and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture, an honorary Royal Designer for Industry member, a medalist of the French Academy of Architecture, a member of the National Academy of Design, and an honorary member of AIA Seattle. She is the recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Obayashi Prize, the Chrysler Design Award, and the ASLA Design Medal. Recent projects include landscape design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the public plaza of Hazelwood Green.