The Waterfall Building in Vancouver - Photo by Gerry Kopelow, 2011

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Oral History

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Recognized as a national treasure in Canada, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander has been creating innovative landscapes for more than sixty years.

A leader in the profession, her work with preeminent architects throughout Canada and the United States has provided sustainable solutions for private gardens and public spaces alike.

Oral History Framework

Video Clips are divided into three categories: BIOGRAPHY, DESIGN, and PROJECTS. 

Each clip is between 30 seconds and 5 minutes long.

Interview: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander was interviewed on August 3-5, 2008 by Charles Birnbaum at her home, office, and at residential and civic projects in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Oral History Transcript


Reflections: A commitment to informed and appropriate landscape solutions has been the hallmark of the Oberlander office for more than sixty years. Personal relationships with friends, clients and associated professionals have been developed over those years. The Cultural Landscape Foundation contacted many of them and asked them to share their reflections.

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Reflections


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