Halprin reopened his office
in June 1978 as the Office of Lawrence Halprin. The firm was smaller, thereby allowing for greater intellectual exploration and experimentation. The work from this period incorporated new Postmodernist elements. While Modernism sought to create the perfect form on an empty or open site with a fixed program, Postmodernism embraced wide-ranging social, economic, cultural, and ecological histories of a site and the equally diverse needs of potential users. Projects included plazas, promenades, and park networks, which often grew out of workshops that encouraged broad community involvement and were realized with noted collaborators like architect Charles Moore (Los Angeles Open Space Network) and Israeli landscape architect Shlomo Aronson (Haas Promenade).
TCLF’s Landslide® program, established in 2003, raises awareness about threatened and at-risk landscapes and works of landscape architecture. This annual thematic compendium, organized in 2016 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Lawrence Halprin’s birth, is part of the broader Landslide program and aims to encourage informed stewardship decisions. learn more
The Cultural Landscape Foundation® (TCLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes. learn more
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