Celebrate excellence in landscape architecture education as the National Building Museum presents the 2019 Vincent Scully Prize to Elizabeth K. Meyer, the Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. In a conversation with Thaisa Way, program director of garden and landscape studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Meyer will discuss several contemporary topics in landscape architecture and public space design, including: how urban planning and topographies correlate with race and privilege, how plants and animals collaborate in placemaking, why non-native plants are necessary for resilient landscapes, and why aesthetics matters in responses to climate change.
Read the press release here.
The Vincent Scully Prize is named for the esteemed Yale professor whose teaching inspired so many individuals in the building fields. The prize recognizes excellence in practice, scholarship, or criticism in architecture, historic preservation, and urban design. View a list of past recipients of the Prize.
$12 Museum and ASLA Members | FREE Students | $20 Non-members
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Image: Elizabeth K. Meyer in white, center, during the National Mall Studio, 2010. Courtesy of University of Virginia Department of Landscape Architecture.