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The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin Opens in Dallas at

NorthPark Center February 28, 2018 - April 30, 2018

Exhibition about influential San Francisco-based landscape architect features projects throughout
the US, including Heritage Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth.

Dallas, TX, February 13, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today
announced that The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, a traveling photographic exhibition
about the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009), will open February 28th
2018, in Dallas at the NorthPark Center and will remain on view through April 30th 2018.

The exhibition, which debuted at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is organized and
curated by TCLF. Created in 2016 during the centennial anniversary of Halprin's birth, the exhibition
features 56 newly commissioned photographs by leading landscape photographers of dozens of Halprin's
major works, ranging from recently rediscovered residential projects created early in his career in the
1950s to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. capstone projects such as the
Yosemite Falls approach and Stern Grove in San Francisco, and significant postmodernist projects
including the Los Angeles Open Space Network. The exhibition both honors the influential designer and
calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy. Despite
Halprin's renown, his built legacy is fragile. In fact, on December 21, 2017, one of the Los Angeles
projects featured in the exhibition, Crocker Court (now called Wells Fargo Atrium), the only atrium
Halprin designed, was demolished with no warning.

Lawrence Halprin was among the foremost landscape architects of the twentieth century. His prolific
career spanned more than five decades, and the innovative techniques he pioneered changed the
profession forever. The Brooklyn-born Halprin began his career in 1945 with a four-year stint working
for Thomas Church in San Francisco, where he collaborated with architect George Rockrise on the
renowned Dewey Donnell garden in Sonoma, California. He opened Lawrence Halprin & Associates in
1949, and his oeuvre initially included residential gardens, campuses, and housing projects. However, by
the mid-1960s, his firm had turned decisively to re-designing major urban landscapes. A series of
innovative parks, plazas, and pedestrian malls brought international notice and critical acclaim. When the
Ira Keller Fountain (completed in 1970) opened in Portland, Oregon, New York Times architecture critic
Ada Louise Huxtable called it “one of the most important urban spaces since the Renaissance.”

Halprin, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), received numerous awards,
including the ASLA Gold Medal (1978), ASLA Design Medal (2003), induction into the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences (1978), the University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Medal in
Architecture (1979), and the National Medal of Arts (2002), the nation's highest honor for an artist.

“In the tradition of great artists, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin created a new and influential
language,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF's president & CEO.

Tary Arterburn, FASLA Studio Outside/Dallas and Mark Gunderson AIA/Fort Worth have organized the

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Exhibition locally with The Cultural Landscape Foundation to bring more attention to the renovation
project currently under design by Downtown Fort Worth Inc.

A full-color printed gallery guide accompanies the exhibition with information about each of the sites, as
well as a complementary online exhibition presenting additional photography, selections from a video
oral history with Halprin, and assessments about the present condition of public Halprin commissions.

The exhibition, part of TCLF's Landslide program, calls attention to threatened and at-risk works of
landscape architecture and landscape features, and will include photographs of some of Halprin's most
iconic projects, from Sea Ranch in northern California (photography by Saxon Holt) to the Franklin
Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. (photography by Roger Foley), as well as several
private gardens, including recently rediscovered early 1950s-era projects. Also included are photographs
of the dance deck he created for his wife Anna (photography by Tom Fox), the famous choreographer,
who fundamentally influenced Halprin's understanding of human motion through space.

The exhibition is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Design Arts and the
Hubbard Educational Foundation.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation


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.

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Contact Information:
Studio Outside
Laura Swindell
214-954-7160
Contact via Email
www.studiooutside.us

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