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Celebrate Creativity at The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Garden Dialogues!

Lisa Gimmy
Celebrate Creativity at The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Garden Dialogues!

Join Lisa at The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Los Angeles Garden Dialogues on Sunday, May 21. The theme for this year’s dialogues is “Artists in Their Gardens.” Lisa will explore the concept of the artist’s garden as sanctuary and laboratory with Pamela Palmer and Howard Rosen at their Light/Breeze House in Mar Vista, and with Nord Eriksson at his home in Pasadena. 

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Unmentionables: Too Good To Not Discuss

Lisa Gimmy
Unmentionables too good to not discuss

Woodbury University’s symposium “Unmentionables” put forward the premise that interior design can tackle topics forbidden within mainstream architectural discourse. The event, co-chaired by Annie Chu and Heather Scott Peterson, was a wild success, bringing together over twenty practioners for a free-wheeling but structured conference that touched on topics as diverse as 3D printing with repurposed waste materials, design for space travel, and the nature of kitsch. 

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Poetics of Stone: from Material to Meaning - Lecture at the Palm Springs Art Museum as part of Modernism Week

Lisa Gimmy
Poetics of Stone: from Material to Meaning

Our thanks to the many photographers whose skill and work, as displayed in the beautiful images we shared with you, have documented the remarkable projects we discussed during the presentation at the Palm Springs Art Museum during Modernism Week

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Lisa to Speak at Palm Springs Modernism

Lisa Gimmy
Lisa to Speak at Palm Springs Modernism

Lisa will be speaking at Modernism Week on February 18, 2017. Her talk will focus on the incorporation of stone in modernist buildings and landscapes in Palm Springs, and will trace the origin of this expression in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The lecture will conclude with an exploration of the use of stone in contmeporary buildings and landscapes. 

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Gere Kavanaugh, multidisciplinary designer, featured in Metropolis Magazine

Lisa Gimmy
Gere Kavanaugh, multidisciplinary designer, featured in Metropolis Magazine

Our friend Gere Kavanaugh is profiled in the July/August issue of Metropolis Magazine. It’s an entertaining and in-depth interview that explores her history and her multi-faceted, continually evolving career in design. 

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Open Day Gardens in Southern Marin

Lisa Gimmy
Open Day Gardens in Southern Marin

The Garden Conservancy continues to astonish and delight with its Open Days Program. Earlier this month, I visited two outstanding gardens in Southern Marin. The first, located just outside Stinson Beach, features remarkable granitic outcroppings. 

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The Lightest Touch: Isabelle Greene’s Enduring Design for the Lovelace Garden

Lisa Gimmy
The Lightest Touch: Isabelle Greene’s Enduring Design for the Lovelace Garden

Lisa’s story on the Lovelace Garden, designed by Isabelle Greene, FASLA, is in the current issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. The garden is best known for its beautiful swimming pool. Greene pioneered the use of natural stone in swimming pools and spas, and the Lovelace pool is one of her masterworks. 

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Upcoming California Preservation Foundation Webinar to Explore Mid-Century Landscapes

Lisa Gimmy
Upcoming California Preservation Foundation Webinar to Explore Mid-Century Landscapes

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Lisa will be participating in a 90 minute webinar exploring the fundamentals of mid-century landscapes. Hosted by the California Preservation Foundation, the webinar will be moderated by Neutra scholar Barbara Lamprecht and will feature five presentations by noted landscape architects and historians. Lisa will focus on her landscape design for Richard Neutra's Hafley House. The restoration of the house, headed by Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, was recently honored by both the Los Angeles Conservancy and the California Preservation Foundation, and received a Docomomo 2015 Award of Excellence. 

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Garden Conservancy Open Day Showcases Architect's Garden

Lisa Gimmy
Garden Conservancy Open Day Showcases Architect's Garden

Join Lisa on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Architect's Garden! The Garden Conservancy Open Day Los Angeles celebrates spring with this long-standing annual event as it hosts the tour of this Bel Air garden. As seen in the New York Times Magazine, this oft-published project will be open for visiting anytime between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Several other gardens are on view that day for these self-guided tours. Tickets for single site tours are available, as well as a ticket packet for multiple tours. For further information please click here - and we hope to see you there. 

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Los Angeles Conservancy Award for Neutra’s Hafley House

Lisa Gimmy
Los Angeles Conservancy Award for Neutra’s Hafley House

Congratulations to KSMA and the project team for being recognized with a 2015 Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy for their work on the Olan G. and Aida T. Hafley House! Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. led the project team consisting of Mannigan Design (Contractor), Griswold Conservation Associates, LLC (Architectural Conservator), Structural Focus (Structural Engineer), Barbara Lamprecht, M. Arch (Architectural Historian /Neutra Scholar) and Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture in the restoration this Richard Neutra gem. This residence is a rare example of Neutra’s design in that it features a pitched roof and was designed in tandem with the adjacent Moore House. 

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Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture is a professional consulting firm offering master planning, site planning, and landscape design. Since its founding in 1992, LGLA has designed landscapes for schools, campuses, boutique hotels, buildings, public parks, estates, and private residences. At LGLA each project is viewed as an opportunity to explore a series of relationships: between the site and the region, architecture and landscape, and most importantly, between the landscape and the people who will use and enjoy it.
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