The Cultural Landscape Foundation, in collaboration with the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, is organizing a public, daylong symposium on November 4, 2017, that will examine the influences and accomplishments of renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916 – 2009) and his impact on the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles. Held as part of a three-month series of public events honoring Halprin’s rich local and national legacy, this symposium will be suitable for enthusiasts of Modernist design and landscape architecture, practitioners and urban planners, fans of Los Angeles and those interested in the city’s history, and others.
Halprin was among the foremost landscape architects of the twentieth century. His prolific career spanned more than six decades, with SoCal highlights that include the Los Angeles Open Space Network, Plaza Las Fuentes, Pasadena, CA, along with projects nationally such as the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C., Freeway Park, Seattle, WA, and the Portland Open Space Sequence, Portland, OR. His firm was a seedbed for many talented designers now celebrated in their own righ and the innovative techniques he pioneered changed the field forever.