2022 ASLA Iowa Spring Conference and Elwood Lecture

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2022 ASLA Iowa Spring Conference and Elwood Lecture

2022 ASLA Iowa Spring Conference and Elwood Lecture
Mar 01, 2022
Online
Ames, IA
United States
Above: General Plan for Franklin Park, Boston. Included in P.H. Elwood’s seminal publication, American Landscape Architecture (1924)

As Part of the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Iowa Spring Conference, TCLF President Charles Birnbaum will present the 2022 P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University.

As the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth approaches, the life of this pioneering landscape architect is increasingly celebrated. But what is the true legacy of Olmsted’s career as a designer, planner, educator, reformer, advocate, activist, inventor, innovator and influencer for today’s society?

Birnbaum will explore this question by charting the rise of the Olmsted renaissance in the mid-1960s during both the height of Modernism and the waning years of the Olmsted firm’s practice.

The Elwood Lecture was established in 1997 to honor the legacy of professor emeritus Philip H. Elwood, who is credited with developing the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. The lecture series brings renowned professional practitioners to the Iowa State campus as guest lecturers each year. Birnbaum’s lecture, “The Olmsted in All of Us: The Road to the Olmsted Renaissance and Looking Forward Today,” will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Reiman Ballroom at the ISU Alumni Center.

For more information, please visit this link.

8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Online
429 Alumni Lane
Ames, IA 50011
United States