Harriet Pattison: Gardens & Landscapes

Philadelphia, PA


The Cultural Landscape Foundation is pleased to announce the premiere of the latest installment in its award-winning Pioneers of American Landscape Design® Oral History Project, featuring the life and work of Harriet Pattison. Selections from this latest oral history will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Harriet Pattison: Gardens and Landscapes, opening on April 19th at the Harvey & Irwin Kroiz Gallery at the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Architectural Archives website.

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Harriet Pattison worked with leading 20th-century practitioners, including architect Louis Kahn and landscape architect George Patton, with whom she collaborated on the design for the iconic Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Pattison also worked on Kahn’s final realized commission, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, New York, which opened in 2012. Pattison will be the third woman documented by TCLF's oral history the series. Her work in post-World War II American cities, in a profession traditionally dominated by men, is an indispensable and inspiring chapter in the history of landscape architecture.