The Bay Area’s modern landscape legacy
12:45 p.m. registration
1 – 5 p.m. symposium
The Bay Area was the heart of innovative landscape design theory and practice at mid-century, led by Thomas Church, Robert Royston, Lawrence Halprin, Garrett Eckbo, Geraldine Knight Scott and others. Join us for a half-day symposium exploring the legacy of their work and its influence on contemporary landscapes in the Bay Area. Designers, historians, policymakers and property owners will focus on the areas of policy, stewardship and theory. Speakers will include: Charles Birnbaum, Joe Brown, Mary Brown, Mike Buhler, Courtney Damkroger, Sarah Karlinsky, Ken Kay, John King, Waverly Lowell, JC Miller, Kalvin Platt, Andrew Sullivan and others.
Co-presented with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and coinciding with San Francisco’s What’s Out There Weekend and AIA San Francisco’s Architecture and the City Festival.
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
12:45 – 1:00 pm – REGISTRATION
1:00 – 1:15 pm – WELCOME
1:15 – 1:45 pm – OVERVIEW: VALUING MODERN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ,Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
1:45 – 3:15 pm –
PANEL 1: SPACE FOR LIVING: MODERN LANDSCAPES IN THE BAY AREA
Moderator: Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Speakers: Joe Brown, AECOM ; Ken Kay, Ken Kay Associates; Waverly Lowell, UC Berkeley Environmental Design Archives ; JC Miller, Miller Studio ; Kalvin Platt, SWA Group; Andrew Sullivan, Office of Cheryl Barton
3:15 – 3:30 pm - BREAK
3:30 – 5:00 pm
- PANEL 2: CHANGING PLACES: PERSPECTIVES ON POLICY
Moderator: John King, San Francisco Chronicle
Speakers: Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation; Mary Brown, San Francisco Planning Department ; Mike Buhler, San Francisco Architectural Heritage ;Courtney Damkroger, San Francisco Preservation Commission ; Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR
5:30 pm - WHAT’S OUT THERE WEEKEND LAUNCH PARTY
Room and Board, 685 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA