The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Landscapes for Living: Post War Years in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art,  May 6-8, 2010


Dianne del Cid (Dianne Laurence)

Ms. Del Cid received her undergraduate degree in Arts Management from The University of Texas at Dallas and completed her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. While working with residential landscapes for the past decade and as a student at UTA, she became interested and researched the Texas native landscapes, plants and environments. She became specifically interested in the work of Texas ‘Pioneers’ Arthur and Marie Berger whom developed remarkable unique Texas Mid-Century Modern landscapes that were recognized beyond Texas. Ms. Del Cid presented her Master Thesis on the Berger's lives and body of work with renowned Texas architect, O’Neil Ford. She is conducting extensive additional research on the Berger’s lives, their education and the significant contributions they made throughout their careers for an up-coming book and possibly a film documentary on their Mid-Century Modern gardens in Texas. With Ms. del Cid's Master's thesis as reference, the renowned international magazine Architectural Digest, in its September 2009 German Edition featured an article on a Dallas Berger/Ford project. Dianne is an active member of Preservation Dallas and Historic Fort Worth, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and the Cultural Landscape Foundation. In Dallas she has organized, participated and guided tours that featured the Berger’s work.  Recently she started her own landscape design company, ‘Passionscapes’ in Dallas-Fort Worth and has consulted on gardens in Oklahoma and Guatemala. She and her husband, Donald del Cid, a preservation architect, make their home near Fort Worth, Texas, where they are developing historic and contemporary garden and architectural tours.