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Prominent Landscape Architect, Laurie Olin, To Speak At U.Va. School Of Architecture

April 11, 2001-- WHO: Laurie Olin, educator and landscape architect, Olin Partnership, Philadelphia

WHAT: Lecture on contemporary landscape architecture

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153

Laurie Olin, trustee of the American Academy in Rome and professor of landscape architecture at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, will lecture on contemporary landscape architecture.

Olin is currently designing the Arts Precinct Master Plan for the University of Virginia.

Other campus planning projects include the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, MIT and Yale. His broad range of work includes design for public spaces such as Bryant Park and Battery Park City in New York, as well as the corporate headquarters for Johnson & Johnson.

Olin has served as chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and on the faculty at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He is the author of "Transforming the Commonplace" (1996), "Across the Open Field" and "Essays Drawn on the English Landscape," (1999).

The lecture is sponsored by the Student Association of Landscape Architects.

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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