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Lisa to Participate in Panel on LA Preservation


We are excited to be participating in the Los Angeles Conservancy’s celebration of Women's History Month! On Sunday, March 10, the Conservancy will screen Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, a critically acclaimed documentary that examines the seminal showdown between Jane Jacobs (“The Death and Life of Great American Cities”) and planner Robert Moses. After the film, Lisa will participate in a panel discussion of Jacob’s legacy and the role of women in protecting and activating Los Angeles’s historic sites and neighborhoods.


The film and panel discussion will take place in the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The screening will begin at 2:00 pm, with the panel discussion to follow. Panelists include Linda Dishman, CEO and President of the Los Angeles Conservancy: Laura Dominguez, Co-Founder of Latinos in Heritage Conservation; Brenda Levin, Founder of Levin & Associates Architects; Karen Mack, Founder and CEO of L.A. Commons; and Christy McAvoy, Founding Principal of Historic Resources Group. Panel moderator, Trudi Sandmeier, Director of Graduate Programs in Heritage Conservation and an Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture at the University of Southern California, will lead the group in an exploration of women’s leadership roles Los Angeles preservation.

It is fitting that this event take place at the Ebell, a woman’s club formed in 1894. The Ebell’s landscape was designed by landscape architects Florence Yoch and Lucille Council. Yoch and Council are known for designing many landscapes in and around Los Angeles, including Rancho Los Alamitos, Il Brolino, Occidental College, and Cal Tech.

Further information and ticket purchase is available here. We hope to see you for this inspiring and informative afternoon!

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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