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College of Architecture Douglas C. Allen Lecture: George Hargreaves
April 6, 2011 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
The College of Architecture presents George Hargreaves in the 2011 Douglas C. Allen Lecture. AIA credit will be available.
George Hargreaves is the Design Director of Hargreaves Associates, a professional consulting firm comprised of landscape architects and planners with offices in San Francisco, California, Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, and London. Under his design direction, Hargreaves Associates has received 34 national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), six from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), five from the Waterfront Center, and three from Progressive Architecture. His work, and the work of Hargreaves Associates, have been and continue to be published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Mr. Hargreaves was an artist in residence at the American Academy of Rome in 2009. He taught at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University for 20 years, tenured there for 12 years, and served as the chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture from1996 to 2003. He is the co-editor and author of “Large Parks,” a book that explores large urban parks in depth as complex cultural spaces, where key issues of landscape discourse, ecological challenges, social history, urban relations, and place-making.
The annual Douglas C. Allen lecture was established in 2009 with an endowed fund by alumni, faculty, and friends in appreciation for Allen’s long-time dedication to the College of Architecture as a teacher, colleague and leader.
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