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Lawrence Halprin, FASLA, Dies at 93 October 27, 2009

Filed under: On Landscape Architecture — Blueplate PR @ 11:00 pm

From the ASLA’s “TheDirt” blog: sad news… Lawrence Halprin, FASLA

Lawrence Halprin, FASLA, one of the world’s leading landscape architects, passed away at the age of 93. His six-decade career encompassed such prominent works as the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C.; Freeway Park in Seattle, Ghirardelli Square, Levi’s Plaza and the United Nation’s Plaza in San Francisco; among many others. In comments to The San Francisco Chronicle, Charles Birmbaum, FASLA, president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, said: “He was the single most influential landscape architect of the postwar years. He redefined the profession’s role in cities.”

 

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