Ideas That Matter

The Los Angeles Central Library (aka Maguire Gardens)

Lisa Gimmy
Los Angeles Library aka Maguire Gardens

It’s hard to imagine the beautiful public park, adjacent to Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, with its fountains, pools and overlooks, public art and generous lawns, restaurant and outdoor dining terrace…as a former parking lot, however, that’s what it once was. Had it not been for public advocacy and the foresight of developer Robert Maguire, this beautiful public space would not be what it is today.
 

Read More...


Wells Fargo Court

Lisa Gimmy
Wells Fargo Plaza

  

Read More...


Bunker Hill Steps

Lisa Gimmy
Bunker Hill Steps

  

Read More...


Grand Hope Park

Lisa Gimmy
Grand Hope Park

  

Read More...


An Open Space Sequence in Los Angeles?

Lisa Gimmy

  

Read More...


Native Grasses and Mow-Free Sod

Lisa Gimmy
Native Grasses and Mow-Free Sod

Still Great Lawn Alternatives
By Jeff Graham, ASLA  

Read More...


A Spanish Bungalow's Sophisticated Garden

Lisa Gimmy
A Spanish Bungalow's Sophisticated Garden

It’s All in the Details 
Published by Les Sechler, ASLA  

Read More...


Flower Power to Vocal Power

Lisa Gimmy
Flower Power to Vocal Power

From Flower Power to Vocal Power: A Grand Night of Opera at the Virginia Robinson Gardens
Published by Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, LEED AP
Photo Courtesy of El Nido Family Centers  

Read More...


A Garden Restoration in Los Angeles

Lisa Gimmy
Landscape Architecture, Garden Restoration, Los Angeles, Lisa Gimmy

RESTORING, REFRESHING, REVEALING 

Read More...


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.
RSS

Recent Posts


Archive


    Categories


    Tags

    Palm Springs Modernism toys Architect's Garden exhibition design Barbara Lamprecht Paulette Singley George Hargreaves Open Days Grace Miller House Thomas D. Church Rose N' Palm Charles Waldheim California Preservation Foundation Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency furniture Desert Courtyard House Nasher Sculpture Garden Jon and Liliane Lovelace Japanese gardens Darin Marten Opera on the Great Lawn Elrod House Hafley House FIDM Grand Hope Park Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture landscape architecture in los angeles Lawrence Halprin Dominus Winery Kengo Kuma Pasadena Craftsman Denise Scott Brown garden design Flowermaid Carl Andre Los Angeles Central Library Julius Shulman downtown Los Angeles Allegra Fuller Snyder interiors 9-11 Memorial Annie Chu Gere Kavanaugh Maguire Gardens Heather Scott Peterson Lina Loos Lovelace Pool Landscape as Catalyst California natives TCLF rock Kitchen for Exploring Foods Eugene Kinn Choy, Garden Dialogues, The Cultural Landscape Foundation Marin garden restoration granite Garden Dialogues Lisa Boone Bunker Hill Steps Courtney Coffman Friends of Robinson Gardens tropical planting Cranbrook Academy of Art Cleo Baldon Koffka/Phakos Design Isabelle Green, FASLA Max Palevsky House Kaufman House Frank Lloyd Wright Wells Fargo Plaza Mission Revival Grand Eclair Landscape Architecture Adolf Loos Kun II grasses Ira Keller Fountain Martin Garden King Palm forest graphic design Virginia Robinson Florence Knoll Queer Eye for the Straight Guy multidisciplinary designer Andre Le Notre Ralph Cornell, Malcolm Leland, Howard Troller, UCLA, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden Wendell Burnette EPT Design Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Craftsman Loewy House poppies Herzog and de Meuron Photography by Marion Brenner First Point Construction Howard Rosen Bolinas mid century architecture Edris House Landscape Sequence mid century landscapes Heineman and Heineman Pamela Palmer Deborah Sussman Albert Frey Nord Eriksson Native Mow Free Frank Gehry Docomomo Award Jack Coyier Stinson Beach Garden Conservancy fabrics Artecho tablescape pool landscaping Peter Walker Hindry House Garden of Sculpture Delta Bluegrass Ruth Adler Schnee Soils Solutions TheBlack Desert House Floating Teehouse Vaux le Vicomte Native Bentgrass, Hafley House, Hindry House, Artificial Turf Craig Elwood Oller & Pejic Leslie Cozzi Virginia Robinson Gardens Ralph Bacerra John Lautner LIght/Breeze House Don Chadwick MoMA, Museum of Modern Art Los Angeles Times Transforming Small Spaces, Intimate Courtyards, Custom Steel Gates, Velvet Elephant Ear, Kalanchoe Beharensis, Bluestone Pavers, Bourget Brothers, Moroccan Motif Lisa Gimmy Los Angeles Conservancy Villa Pisani Italy garden color E. Stewart Williams Landscaping Richard Neutra New York landscape architecture Ray Eames Jeffrey Dahl, John Wooden, Dustin Dorr, Rosemarie Allaire, Yoshikawa David Collins