Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Pamela Burton

Posted: Sep 30, 2019

Pamela Burton is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She received her B.A. and M.Arch. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She founded Pamela Burton & Company shortly after graduation, motivated to integrate the disciplines of art, architecture, and landscape. In 2003 Princeton Architectural Press published Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California, which Pamela coauthored with Marie Botnick. The book profiles residential gardens designed by mid-century modernists Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and a number of their colleagues. In 2010 Princeton Architectural Press published Pamela Burton Landscapes, which describes the interrelationships between twenty of her private and public projects, including private residences and public landscapes in California, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, and Brazil. Ms. Burton is a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet of the UCLA Fund. She served on the Design Review Board at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on the Design Review Board at the University of California, Riverside, and on the Architectural Review Board of the City of Santa Monica. She currently serves on The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Stewardship Council. 


Statement: I admire Cornelia Oberlander because she is a groundbreaking landscape architect. She left Germany before the Nazis could take her away. She was one of the first women to receive a degree in landscape architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and she is one of the leading landscape architects in Canada. Cornelia is also a survivor with grace and intelligence! It is a pleasure to contribute to the Oberlander Prize, named in her honor.

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