Tichenor & Thorp Architects, whose firm is widely recognized for their careful historic restoration and imaginative garden design, will converse with Jeffrey Herr, Emeritus Director of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House for this Garden Dialogue, featuring the home and design laboratory of architects and landscape designers Raun Thorp and Brian Tichenor.
Six distinct gardens masterfully nestle around this seminal early modern house. The residence and garden have been a design laboratory for Tichenor & Thorp: a veritable living canvas, undergoing multiple built and living iterations over the years. The Dialogue will address the challenges and rewards of honoring the home's history in this ongoing garden project and the ways in which the original Harwell Hamilton Harris design has amplified and enhanced the ever-evolving landscape.
Designed in 1940 by Harris, a protege of Richard Neutra and a key figure of prototypical California modernism, the former home of the founding chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dean McHenry, was sold as a tear-down 25 years ago. Sensing a great opportunity, Tichenor & Thorp embarked on an ongoing journey, burnishing and elaborating upon the brilliant fabric of this unpretentious gem, which has served as an evolving canvas for the team’s landscape and architectural ideas. The cruciform main house plan extends into the landscape, paying homage to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, of whom Harris was a devotee.
To quote the iconic Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles by David Gephard and Robert Winter, “as with many of Harris’s dwellings, the house and garden are really one.”
This Garden Dialogue will be led by Raun Thorp and Brian Tichenor of Tichenor & Thorp Architects, and Jeffrey Herr, Emeritus Director of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House.
1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.
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