The Los Angeles Open Space Network

Landscape as Catalyst: Lawrence Halprin’s Legacy and Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

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 right, and the innovative techniques he pioneered changed the field forever.

9:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks 
  Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, LEED AP, Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
  Douglas Moreland, Moreland Development Consutling, Los Angeles
  Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Dora Epstein Jones, Executive Director, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los       Angeles, CA

9:45 Opening Address: “Lawrence Halprin 1916-2009”
  Kenneth I. Helphand, FASLA, Philip H. Knight Professor of Landscape Architecture Emeritus, University of Oregon, Portland, OR
10:30 Perspectives I: Flensing Water with Mr. Halprin
  James A. Garland, AIA, NCARB, Founder & President, Fluidity Design Consultants. Los Angeles, CA
10:55 Perspectives II: The Dancer Beside the Landscape Architect: The Cross Influences of Anna and Lawrence Halprin
  Janice Ross, Professor, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
11:20 Reflections on Sea Ranch
  Moderated by Christine Kreyling, freelance writer, The Sea Ranch, CA and Nashville, TN
  with Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Berkeley, CA and The Sea Ranch, CA and Buzz Yudell, FAIA, Partner, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects + Planners, Santa Monica, CA
12:15pm Lunch at the Museum
1:30 Focus on SoCal: Maguire Gardens, the Open Space Sequence, and Plaza Las Fuentes
  Moderated by Antonio Pacheco, West Coast Editor,The Architect’s Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA
  with Robert Maguire III, Founder, Maguire Investments, Los Angeles, CA
  Merry Norris, Owner/Principal, Merry Norris Contmporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Douglas A. Campbell, ASLA, Principal, Campbell & Campbell, Santa Barbara, CA
Patrick Reynolds, Parks Manager/City Landscape Architect, City of Culver City, CA

2:45 Perspectives III: Larry, Los Angeles, and Legacy 
  Steven E. Koch, FASLA, Principal, Koch Landscape Architecture, Portland, OR
3:15 Continuing the Legacy of Lawrence (and Anna) Halpring: Persoanl Reflections and a National Strategy
  Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, President + CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, D.C.
3:45pm Reception and opportunity to tour the exhibit following close of symposium


The registration fee for the event is $95.  Please note that space is limited.

5.50 LA CES™ Professional development hours will be available to attendees.

The cornerstone for these fall events is The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, a traveling exhibition organized and curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation that will appear at the Arts District’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum from October 1 through December 31, 2017. The exhibition features fifty-six newly commissioned photographs of Halprin’s work, including downtown L.A.’s Bunker Hill Steps and Plaza Las Fuentes in Pasadena. The traveling exhibition debuted in 2016 at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Halprin’s birth.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation has also created a complementary website with additional photography of each of the sites featured in the exhibition, written recollections from Halprin’s friends and colleagues, and links to a video oral history with Halprin.  A fully illustrated, 92-page gallery guide is also available.

Refund Policy:
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.