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  • Femmes Fatales: What is Pecha Kucha

    Pecha Kucha is a Japanese invention that allows people to share ideas in the form of a six minute talk. The format is prescribed: 20 images shown for 20 seconds each. Lisa will be joining twenty designers at the A+D Museum for a fast paced evening featuring a variety of design disciplines. We want Lisa’s talk to be a surprise, so the only thing we’ll tell you now is that her talk will take you to Mexico City and Antigua, Guatemala!

  • Lisa Leads Garden Tour at Midcentury Modern Gem

    Lisa Gimmy, ASLA, worked closely with the owners of this mid-century modernist Los Feliz home, designed by Eugene Kinn Choy in 1952, to update the courtyard and the area around the pool for this active family with young children. Graceful steps now separate the outdoor dining terrace from the pool area and lanai; groupings of planters and a bench soften the edge between the pool and the tall retaining wall. Trailing rosemary at the top of the wall and colorful drought tolerant succulents are important components of the new plant palette. Join Lisa on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a dialogue with the owners and gardener Sabine Hoppner of Waters Edge Gardening.

  • Video: Lisa Gimmy Leads Discussion at MOMA as part of TCLF'S "Second Wave of Modernism II"

    In November 2011, Lisa was honored to speak at New York's Museum of Modern Art as part of The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Second Wave of Modernism II conference. Lisa discussed the complexities and rewards of recreating the landscape for Richard Neutra's iconic Kun 2. Our thanks to Jared Green and The Dirt. #TCLF, #RichardNeutra, #MoMA

  • Peter Walker's Gift

    Peter Walker, FASLA, inaugurated USC’s annual School of Architecture lecture series with a presentation of “Reflecting Absence", the National 9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan. Pete’s talk, “Before the Memorial”, summarized his journey as an artist, beginning with studying and collecting work by minimalist artists such as Carl Andre. The Nasher Sculpture Center in downtown Dallas exemplifies Pete's skill in using flatness to great effect. For anyone who hasn’t seen the Nasher, put your Texas bias aside and book your ticket! (And, while you're in Texas, get down to Houston and see the Menil!) #911memorial, #andrelenotre, #carlandre, #landscapearchitecture, #nashersculpturegarden, #newyorklandscapearchitecture, #peterwalker, #vauxlevicomte

  • Garden Dialogues

    How do patrons and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to experience some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice. Join Lisa Gimmy at Richard Neutra’s Kun 2 where she and the Owner will discuss the development of the landscape design for this iconic modernist house in the Hollywood Hills. To learn more about this event or about future TCLF garden dialogues click HERE.


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