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Noted Landscape Architect Laurie Olin

September 22, 2014

One of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today, Laurie Olin, RLA, FASLA, has directed several significant projects including the recently completed Dilworth Park in Philadelphia, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Getty Center in Los Angeles, Bryant Park in New York City, and the Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland, Oregon.

On Thursday, October 9, Olin will give a talk at 6:30pm in the Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Sts) entitled DISEGNO = DESIGN: On Drawing in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Olin is the recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architects Medal and the National Medal of Arts, the highest lifetime achievement award for artists and designers given by the National Endowment for the Arts and the President of the United States. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Architecture & Interior Design Department’s Arfaa Lecture Series.

A distinguished teacher and author, Olin is currently Practice Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught for forty years. He is also the former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University.

Upcoming Arfaa lecturers this year include Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, and Peter Bohlin, FAIA.