martes, 8 de septiembre de 2009

Algo sobre paisajismo en las Américas

Copio la información del afiche para la serie LANDSCAPES OF THE AMERICAS que ha organizado la Facultad de Arquitectura y Paisajismo de la Universidad Estatal de Arizona (Otoño de 2009):

Felipe Correa is an architect based in Quito, Ecuador and Cambridge, MA. He is the founder of Somatic Collaborative, a research based design practice which focuses on
a speculative approach to architecture and urbanism, and engages a wide host of material geographies and design procedures. Cutting across multiple scales, from interior
furnishings to open territories. Somatic uses the architectural commission, design competitions and diverse forms of applied research as conduits that facilitate an
inventive construction of space. Felipe is also an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Correa’s most recent research initiative, Material
Geographies, explores the role of territorial infrastructural systems in relation to “fast paced” forms of urbanization within the North American context. Correa received
his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tulane University, and his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the GSD.
David Tulloch. An Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He also serves as Associate Director of the Grant F.
Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis and Undergraduate Program Director for Environmental Planning and Design. Tulloch is interested in large
landscapes, how we shape them, how we use them, and we protect them. He’s particularly interested in the information and technologies that we use to engage in these
activities. His research projects include analysis of a national Framework Data Survey and interviews about Data Sharing in Local Governments. As a graduate of Kentucky
(BSLA), LSU (MLA) and Wisconsin (PhD), he has a passion for the critical role of state universities as a source for world-class research and education based on inquiry
arousal but is too busy keeping up his award-winning blog.
Carol Franklin. Carol is a founding principal of Andropogon Associates and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is a nationally recognized expert in sustainable
design and has been a leader in exploring sustainable landscape initiatives since 1975. As an ecological landscape architect, she has worked for more than three decades
to develop sustainable communities and institutions, bringing to each project the ability to see the broader picture and to generate solutions that integrate historical, cultural,
economic, and environmental concerns. Carol’s work exemplifies a lifelong interest in restoring natural and cultural landscapes and re-establishing the essential connection
between the two. She thrives on recapturing and reengaging the landscape to open new opportunities for focusing community identity and creating exciting venues
for public life. By establishing strong, appropriate themes, her work creates captivating and memorable experiences for the visitor out of the special qualities of the site.
Teresa Moller is one of the leading designers of Latin American Landscape Architecture. Moller began her career as a protégé of the well-known Chilean landscape
architect Juan Grimm, through whom she learned about the extensive native flora of Chile and its particular geography. After studying garden design at the New York
Botanical Gardens she returned to Chile and set up her own office, which is now one of the most prominent in Latin America. In 2005, British landscape magazine Garden
Illustrator chose her, along with nine other landscape architects from different parts of the world, as one of the most interesting current designers. The range of projects her
office, Estudio del Paisaje, develops ranges from residential, to urban design, and public spaces. Among her most outstanding works is Punta Pite a “geographical” work
in the Chilean Pacific coast which has been extensively celebrated.
Luis Callejas. Is a principal of Paisajes Emergentes, a landscape architecture and architecture studio operating from Medellín, Colombia. Founded in 2007 by Architects Luis Callejas,
Edgar Mazo, and Sebastian Mejia, the studio currently mainly focuses on public space projects in Colombia. They’re interested in the emerging aspects of Nature. Their
projects intend to become systems to reveal what is not evident, those manifestations of the landscape which can be violent, slow or simply don’t arise at all. Their design
work admits the limitations of architecture to predict the behavior of nature through time. They admit the risk and allow it to be part of the project. Paisajes Emergentes has
won numerous prizes in public design competitions in Colombia and abroad. They are widely regarded as one of the most promising young architecture and landscape
architecture firms of Latin America.
Tom Oslund. Tom is one of the leading design landscape architects in the USA. His work has been recognized by the ASLA, the AIA, and in 1992 he was awarded the prestigious
Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. As founder and design director of Oslund and Associates his role is highly interactive to ensure that the functional,
practical and aesthetic elements of the design are achieved. Tom brings over 20 years of experience at a variety of project scales from 800-acre master planning efforts to
a 5000-square foot rooftop garden. His belief in the collaborative process of working closely with clients, architects, engineers, fabricators and artists have yielded positive
results and international recognition as an innovator when it comes to solving complex site design challenges. Tom holds a BLA from the University of Minnesota and a
MLA from Harvard University.
Felipe Correa Sept. 9
David Tulloch Sept. 23
Carol Franklin Sept. 30
Teresa Moller Oct. 7
Luis Callejas Nov. 4
Tom Oslund Nov. 18
Schoo l o f A r c h i t e ctu r e + Lan dscap e A r c h i t e ctu r e
2 0 0 9 Fa ll Lectu r e S e r i e s
Landscapes of the Americas

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