Modernism Week 2018 Features Friends of LGLA

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Modernism Week is quickly approaching and we are excited to share that some LGLA friends are contributing to what’s sure to be another memorable and informative event. And – you’ll have an opportunity to tour one of LGLA’s recent projects.

Kelly Comras, FASLA, biographer of landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn, will be presenting “Designing the Disneyland Landscape.” Through a short film and rare photographs, Kelly will discuss the selection and detail landscape design for the site, including the involvement of Jack and Bill Evans, Welton Beckett, and Shellhorn. February 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. More information here.

“Just Add Sunshine: The Extraordinary Career of Gere Kavanaugh” should be a wonderful overview of a remarkable sixty-year career. Gere (pictured, left) is a multidisciplinary designer who was among the first female graduates at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, along with Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, and Ruth Adler Schnee. Subsequently, she worked with Frank Gehry, Victor Gruen, Greg Walsh, Don Chadwick and Deborah Sussman. She was awarded a AIGA Medal in 2016 in recognition of her lifelong achievements and contributions to the field of design. February 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. More information here.

Landscape historian Steven Keylon is presenting “Landscapes for Leisure,” wherein he’ll discuss the landscapes designed for the Coachella Valley from the 1920s through the 1960s. February 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. More information here.

And finally, a recent project of ours will be part of a Modernism Week Signature Home tour. We had an enjoyable time designing the first phase for this Southridge home, nestled in the Santa Rosa Mountains and with commanding views over the Coachella Valley. February 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. More information here.

This will be another exciting Modernism Week - we hope to see you there!