Award-Winning New York-based Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to give talk And Exhibit Work at U.Va. School of Architecture Lecture
January 31, 2005 --
WHO: Michael Van Valkenburgh
WHAT: The Myles H. Thaler Lecture
“Two Parks in New York City and the Wellesley College Landscape: Recent Works of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates”
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 10, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153
WHAT: An exhibition of work by Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 7 through Friday, March 4
WHERE: Victor and Sono Elmaleh Gallery, U.Va. School of Architecture
Award-winning landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh will give the Myles H. Thaler Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153.
Van Valkenburgh’s talk, “Two Parks in New York City and the Wellesley College Landscape,” will focus on recent works of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., which he founded in 1982.
The firm has designed more than 300 landscapes and has received numerous awards, including a Citation from Progressive Architecture for the design of Allegheny Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh; the Honor Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for Mill Race Park in Columbus, Ind.; and the Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Vera List Courtyard at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
In 2003, Van Valkenburgh was awarded the National Design Award in Environmental Design by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he was chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture from 1991 to 1996.
Van Valkenburgh received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana.
For additional information, contact Derry Wade at (434) 982-2921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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