The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) recently announced their 2016 season of events, which includes an exhibition titled Landslide 2016: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Lawrence Halprin in Washington D.C.
An excerpt from the TCLF website provides more information about the exhibition: "Set to open in the fall of 2016 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Landslide 2016: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Lawrence Halprin is a traveling photographic exhibition that will feature the life and work of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) on the 100th anniversary of the year of his birth. Halprin was, without doubt, among the foremost landscape architects of the twentieth century. His prolific career spanned more than five decades, with highlights that include the FDR Memorial (in Washington, D.C.), Freeway Park (in Seattle, Washington), and the Portland Open Space Sequence (in Portland, Oregon). His firm was a seedbed for many talented designers now celebrated in their own right, and the innovative techniques he pioneered changed the field forever. While the traveling exhibition will honor Halprin and his career, it will also call attention to the need for the informed and effective stewardship of his irreplaceable legacy. Like much of the work of prominent landscape architects in the post-War period, many of Halprin’s designs are now in a diminished state, while some face an uncertain future."
The Cultural Landscape Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations. While TCLF seeks donations to support its efforts, it is not a membership organization.
Image Credit: Freeway Park in Seattle, Washington. Photo courtesy of the Office of Lawrence Halprin