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Landscapes for Living: Post War Landscape Architecture in Atlanta Spotlights Atlanta’s Rich Post War Landscape Heritage Nov. 5, 2010

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Panel discussion with Edward Daugherty, Stu Dawson and Roy Ashley; catered lunch and reception at the Cherokee Garden Library

Washington, DC (September 7, 2010) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), with local partners Atlanta History Center and Cherokee Garden Library, will host Landscapes for Living: Post War Landscape Architecture in Atlanta, November 5, 2010 at The Atlanta History Center. This is the eighth of nine regional symposia held in conjunction with the publication of Shaping the American Landscape: New Profiles from the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Project (University of Virginia Press, 2009). The symposium will examine a vibrant period of modernist landscape architecture in Atlanta noted for great innovation and experimentation.

Landscapes for Living will feature 14 speakers examining the lead‐up to modern landscape architecture, a macro view of modernism in Georgia, and first hand recollections by practitioners who directly affected the course of Post War landscape architecture in Atlanta. Additional speakers and panels will discuss some of the region’s pioneers of landscape design and the legacy of modernist work in Atlanta. The full day includes a catered lunch and a post symposium reception hosted by the Cherokee Garden Library.

Symposium Participants and Highlights – including a panel discussion with the seminal figures credited with introducing Modernist landscape architecture to Atlanta:

Edward Daugherty, Stu Dawson, Roy Ashley – Perspectives of the Participants

  • Ed Daugherty was the first and most important of a new generation of practitioners in the southeast following World War II. His six‐decade career ranges from small gardens and estates to colleges, cultural institutions, and environmentally sensitive large developments. He is a subject of TCLF’s Pioneers of American Landscape Design Oral History:‐l‐daugherty. Daugherty’s appearance at this conference will be his first since receiving the ASLA Medal this September – the highest honor bestowed by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

  • Stu Dawson, subject of an upcoming TCLF oral history, is a founding principal at Sasaki Associates and a design principal for such major projects at the iconic corporate headquarters, John Deere in Moline, IL in addition to such recent projects as Arlington National Cemetery and the Kennedy Center. He has been an instructor, guest lecturer, design critic and juror to numerous academic institutions such as the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and many others.

  • Roy Ashley is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and has served on the board of directors for both Park Pride Atlanta and Keep Georgia Clean and Beautiful for six years. He has won seventy‐five professional awards during his career. His early design for the Hartsfield International Airport in 1977 ushered in a new wave of public Modern design in Atlanta.

The Atlanta symposium is organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation in partnership with Atlanta History Center and Cherokee Garden Library. Garden Design magazine is the Presenting Sponsor, LandscapeForms is the 2010 Series Sponsor and the American Society of Landscape Architects is the Educational Partner. Atlanta Preservation Center, the Georgia Chapter of DOCOMOMO, the Georgia chapter of ASLA, and the University of Georgia School of Environment and Design are local supporting sponsors. For additional information, logon to or call 202.483.0553. Registration is available online at‐post‐war‐landscape‐architecture‐georgia. Space is limited.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The 12‐year old Cultural Landscape Foundation ( provides people with the ability to see, understand, and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its Web site, lectures, outreach, and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless landscape heritage for future generations.

About the Cherokee Garden Library
Founded by the Cherokee Garden Club of Atlanta under the leadership of Anne C. Carr, the Cherokee Garden Library opened in 1975 to serve as an educational resource center for those interested in gardening, landscape design, garden history, horticulture, floral design, botanical art, and ecology. With more than 20,000 books, photographs, manuscripts, seed catalogs, and landscape drawings, the library holds significant works in American horticulture and botanical history. To realize its purpose, the Cherokee Garden Library has four goals: 1) to serve as an educational resource center and repository; 2) to preserve and care for its collections; 3) to collect, through purchase and gift, historical and contemporary source materials; and 4) to present exceptional programming and exhibitions for the community. The Cherokee Garden Library is one of the special subject libraries of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

About the Atlanta History Center
Founded in 1926 as the Atlanta Historical Society, the Atlanta History Center includes four signature exhibitions and two changing exhibition galleries in the Atlanta History Museum; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm; the new Fentener van Vlissingen Family Wing housing the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and the Goldstein gallery; the Kenan Research Center, the Grand Overlook event space, and thirty‐three acres of gardens. In addition, the History Center owns and operates the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum located in Midtown Atlanta. Nestled in the heart of the Buckhead district, the Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, N.W., just 2.6 miles east of I‐75. For more information, call 404.814.4000 or visit the Atlanta History Center’s Web site