Landscape Architect Ken Smith To Lecture At U.Va. Sept. 6
August 21, 2002--
Ken Smith, Ken Smith Landscape Architect Workshop, New York
WHAT: Lecture: “Transgressive Landscapes”
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153
In his work as a landscape architect, Ken Smith focuses on creating
public space in complex urban sites. He will give the School of
Architecture’s Myles Thaler Memorial Lecture in Campbell Hall
at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. Smith’s talk, “Transgressive
Landscapes,” will focus on the creation of landscapes, especially
parks and other public spaces, that challenge the conceptions of
boundaries between what is public and private, and natural and cultural.
The recipient of numerous awards, Smith has worked on a variety
of national and international projects. His designs explore the
symbolic content and expressive power of landscape as an art form.
work includes the Village of Yorkville Park in Toronto, and The
Glowing Topiary Garden Project, a 1998 temporary installation in
Manhattan’s financial district. Current projects include a
light rail project in San Francisco and streetscape projects in
He received his Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard’s
Graduate School of Design.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298