Forum Lecture: Laurie Olin
|Date:||November 19, 2014|
Dallas Museum of Art
Landscape Architect and Professor; Founder, OLIN, Philadelphia, PA
Laurie D. Olin is an internationally pre-eminent landscape architect. In addition to founding the firm OLIN, he is the practice professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught for thirty years, and former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University. Olin served as the landscape architect for the Barnes Foundation’s new center in Philadelphia. He co-authored the book OLIN: Placemaking, featuring landscape architecture, urban design and planning projects. His redesign of the Washington Monument grounds received the 2008 Design Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. OLIN received a Landscape Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the recipient of an Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Design Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Olin is also the author of many books and has written extensively on the history and theory of landscape design. Among his many high-profile projects are Bryant Park, Columbus Circle, the Washington Monument, and the Getty. Many consider his legacy to be the most significant of any landscape architect since Olmsted. Olin is a recipient of a National Medal of Arts, presented in 2013 by President Barack Obama. Awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, it is the highest honor given to artists by the U.S. Government. Olin is the fourth landscape architect to receive the award, joining Lawrence Halprin, Dan Kiley and Ian McHarg. The White House press release describes Olin as a “preeminent landscape architect” who is “renowned for his acute sense of harmony and balance between nature and design”.
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