Landslide2008: Marvels of Modernism

Photo © Marisol Diaz


Condominio El Monte Norte
Intersection of Muñoz Rivera and de Hostos Ave
Hato Rey, PR 00918


Progressive Architecture Magazine, July 1963.


The Architecture and Construction Archives
Universidad de Puerto Rico

A special thanks to Jorge Rigau, FAIA; Santiago Gala-Aguilera; and Mery Bingen for their work on this project.


Designer Bios

Hideo Sasaki (1919-2000) was born in Reedley, California, studied landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, and graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1948. He worked briefly for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and then returned to teach at Harvard, where he was chairman of the department for ten years. Both in his academic career and in private practice, Sasaki established a new professional focus on collaboration of complementary design disciplines. Significant public landscapes include Greenacre Park (New York City), Constitution Plaza (Hartford, Connecticut), University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Christian Science Center (Boston). His legacy of a comprehensive and cooperative approach to planning and design is widespread in America and abroad.  

Hunter Randolph (1907-1982) was born in Laredo, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University. In 1937, he moved to Puerto Rico with the U.S. Forest Service. While he specialized in residential landscaping, Randolph contributed to a wide variety of public, industrial, and commercial projects, including resorts and golf courses as well as corporate offices and public parks. Randolph’s work was seminal in the creation and design of the island-wide parkway, the Panoramic Route.


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List of Marvels

Boston City Hall Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

Estates Drive Reservoir
Oakland, California

Heritage Plaza
Heritage Park
Fort Worth, Texas

Kaiser Roof Garden
Kaiser Center
Oakland, California

Lake Elizabeth
Allegheny Commons
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manhattan Square Park
Rochester, New York

Mill Creek Canyon

Kent, Washington

Miller Garden
Columbus, Indiana

El Monte
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Pacific Science
Center Courtyard

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Peavey Plaza
Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

education partners
Garden DesignGeorge Eastman House
Additional Sponsors

American Society of Landscape Architects’ Indiana, Pennsylvania/Delaware, Minnesota, Northern California, Texas, Upstate New York, and Washington Chapters • Astorino • Charles Butt • Design Within Reach • Topher Delaney • Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli • Fathom • Tom Fox • Hillman Foundation • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Lorraine Osmundson • Richard T. Murphy • National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast, Southwest, and Western Offices- with funds from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation of New York, Dodge Jones Foundation Intervention Fund, and Eastern Massachusetts Preservation Fund • James Richards • Seibert & Rice • Diana & Bruce Shuman • Ann Stack • SWA Group • TBG Partners • Michal and Jeffrey William Tincup • Unilock Inc. • The Woltz Charitable Trust