Halprin and Fort Worth: Poetry in Place

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Halprin and Fort Worth: Poetry in Place

Halprin and Fort Worth: Poetry in Place
Feb 07, 2018
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Fort Worth, TX
United States

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Halprin and Fort Worth: Poetry in Place

In conjunction with The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s travelling exhibition The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, currently installed at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through February 17, a panel discussion will examine the profound influence renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin had in the master planning of the Fort Worth downtown and its relationship to the Trinity River confluence, as well as his design for Heritage Park Plaza, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been closed since 2007.
 
Panelists:

Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, (TCLF) in Washington, D.C. Birnbaum is trained as a landscape architect, spent more than a decade in private practice in New York City and then fifteen years as coordinator of the National Park Service’s Historic Landscape Initiative. He has taught at The Ohio State University and Columbia University and served as a Loeb Fellow. His awards include the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) President's Award of Excellence, Alfred B. LaGasse Medal, President’s Medal, and the 2017 ASLA Medal, the organization's highest honor; and the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation.

Gwendolyn McGinn is a project leader at Studio Outside Landscape Architecture, in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Virginia with an M.L.A. and holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. During the restoration and master planning for Heritage Park Plaza, Gwen was an integral member of the design team. She was a part of the development of the ideological framework that allowed all design decisions to reflect original design intent.
 
W. Mark Gunderson, AIA, is an architect in private practice in Fort Worth since 1985. He is a past president of both AIA Fort Worth and the Dallas Architectural Foundation and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Dallas Architecture Forum, where for nine years he was vice-president for panels and symposia. He has served on the steering committee for the restoration of Lawrence Halprin’s Heritage Plaza since its inception in 2009. Gunderson is a recipient of the John G. Flowers Award from the Texas Society of Architects, a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech University College of Architecture, and he is a contributing editor to Texas Architect. He served as local curator for the exhibit.

This event is free and open to the public.

6:00 to 8:00pm
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
United States