The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Conference: Second Wave of Modernism II,  Landscape Complexity and Transformation (November 18, 2011 in NYC)

Julie Bargmann, FAAR

Ms. Bargmann is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes. She founded D.I.R.T. studio in 1992 to research, design, and build projects with passion and rigor; create layered landscapes with site and community histories as informants; to be resourceful and reuse materials with an artistic vengeance; and to make places that are pragmatic, poetic, and authentic. Interested in sites from closed quarries to abandoned coal mines, fallow factories and urban rail yards, Ms. Bargmann joins teams of architects, artists, engineers, historians, and scientists to imagine the next evolution of these landscapes. Ms. Bargmann earned a degree in sculpture from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Ms. Bargmann’s work was awarded a National Design Award by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum. TIME, CNN, and Newsweek, along with national and international design publications have recognized Ms. Bargmann as leading the next generation in making a difference for design and the environment.

Urban Outfitters, Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA; Photo by D.I.R.T. studio

Ken Smith Landscape