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Portraits in Design: Beatrix Farrand as Mentor

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Portraits in Design is a lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. Portraits in Design continues in 2015 with lectures on Le Corbusier on January 11; Julia Morgan, FAIA, on February 22; and Beatrix Farrand on March 15.

Miller-Book-1-252.jpgBeatrix Farrand (1872–1959) was an American landscape architect whose career included commissions to design nearly 110 gardens for private residences, estates and country homes, public parks, botanic gardens, and college campuses. Few of these projects survive, including Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, on Mount Desert, Maine; and elements of the campuses of Princeton, Yale, and Occidental. Lynden B. Miller, a public garden designer in New York City and director of The Conservatory Garden in Central Park, will speak about the life and work of Farrand, who was the only woman among the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Miller is the author of Parks, Plants, & People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009) and will sign books after the talk.

1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5 CM AICP / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

$12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-member.

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Photo: Cover of Parks, Plants, & People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape. Image courtesy Lynden Miller.

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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