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Internationally Acclaimed Landscape Architect Laurie Olin Will Address the Dallas Architecture Forum
Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present landscape architect Laurie Olin, FASLA, and Co-Founder of OLIN. He will speak on Wednesday, November 19th at 7 p.m., with a complimentary reception at 6:15 pm, at the Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood Street.
Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID), and can be purchased at the door. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
Laurie D. Olin is an internationally preeminent 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 Foundations 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.
Olin 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. A few important highlights of his career include the ASLA Medal, the highest honor given by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Fellowship in the American Academy of Rome, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. His work has also won numerous awards. Among his many high-profile projects are Bryant Park, Columbus Circle and the Metropolitan Museum in NYC; the Barnes Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the National Gallery in Washington, and the Getty in LA.. He has also overseen dozens of less-known projects with equal care and focus, improving the quality of life for people in cities around the world. 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.