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Landscape as Catalyst: Lawrence Halprin's Open - Space Network in DTLA

Lawrence Halprin's Open - Space Network in DTLA

Join Lisa on a day tour of Lawrence Halprin's Open Space Network in Downtown LA! Lisa was happy to assist Urban Land Institute in creating a walking tour of Halprin's work. Landscape as Catalyst: Lawrence Halprin's Open-Space Network in DTLA begins at A+D Museum, where Charles Birnbaum, founder and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will lead a walk-through and discussion of "The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin," an exhibit of Halprin's work as shown by contemporary photographs. Tour participants will be transported to the first of four sites: Grand Hope Park, where M. Brian Tichenor, AIA, of Tichenor & Thorp Architects, will begin leading the tour. We will then proceed to Wells Fargo Court and Bunker Hill Steps before culminating at Halprin's most well-known contribution to Los Angeles, Maguire Gardens. The day concludes with an included lunch at Cafe Pinot, overlooking Maguire Gardens.


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.