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The Los Angeles Central Library (aka Maguire Gardens)

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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.
 

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Wells Fargo Court

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Wells Fargo Plaza

  

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Bunker Hill Steps

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Bunker Hill Steps

  

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

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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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VIDEO: Lisa Gimmy Leads Discussion at MoMA as part of TCLF's "Second Wave of Modernism II"

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VIDEO: Lisa speaks at MoMA as part of TCLF's Second Wave of Modernism

Lisa at MoMA
 

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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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