National Building Museum

Vincent Scully Prize - Conversation With a Reflective Practitioner: Laurie Olin, FASLA

Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Barnes-Foundation-1.pngHonor landscape architect Laurie Olin, FASLA, as he receives the Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize, presents a talk about his most noteworthy projects, and engages in conversation with landscape architect James Corner, about Olin’s long career as an educator, writer, and landscape architect. Olin is the founder of the Philadelphia-based OLIN studio, which has designed projects around the world, including the grounds of D.C.’s Washington Monument, the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden, and Bryant Park in New York City. Corner, Scully Jury Member and Olin’s former student, shared that “his work has left (many) cities invaluably richer in terms of public space, civic pride and quality of life. He is a prolific writer and thinker, advancing the history, theory and visibility of the field – all hallmarks of everything Vincent Scully deeply represented”. Following the program, he signs copies of his latest book, Be Seated (Applied Research and Design, 2017).

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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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Photo: Barnes Foundation, courtesy of OLIN studio.

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