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The Bay Area’s modern landscape legacy

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12:45 p.m. registration
1 - 5 p.m. symposium

The Bay Area was the heart of innovative landscape design theory and practice at mid-century, led by Thomas Church, Robert Royston, Lawrence Halprin, Garrett Eckbo, Geraldine Knight Scott and others. Join us for a half-day symposium exploring the legacy of their work and its influence on contemporary landscapes in the Bay Area. Designers, historians, policymakers and property owners will focus on the areas of policy, stewardship and theory. Speakers will include: Charles Birnbaum, Mary Brown, Mike Buhler, Courtney Damkroger, Sarah Karlinsky, Ken Kay, John King, Waverly Lowell, JC Miller, Kalvin Platt, Andrew Sullivan and others.

Co-presented with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and coinciding with San Francisco’s What’s Out There Weekend and AIA San Francisco's Architecture and the City Festival.
 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

12:45 - 1:00 pm
 - REGISTRATION



1:00 - 1:15 pm
 - WELCOME



1:15 - 1:45 pm
 - OVERVIEW: VALUING MODERN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
, Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

1:45 - 3:15 pm - 
PANEL 1: SPACE FOR LIVING: MODERN LANDSCAPES IN THE BAY AREA

Moderator: Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Speakers: Ken Kay, Ken Kay Associates; 
Waverly Lowell, UC Berkeley Environmental Design Archives
; JC Miller, Miller Studio
; Kalvin Platt, SWA Group; 
Andrew Sullivan, Office of Cheryl Barton



3:15 - 3:30 pm 
- BREAK

3:30 - 5:00 pm 
- PANEL 2: CHANGING PLACES: PERSPECTIVES ON POLICY

Moderator: John King, San Francisco Chronicle

Speakers: Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation; 
Mary Brown, San Francisco Planning Department
; Mike Buhler, San Francisco Architectural Heritage
; Courtney Damkroger, San Francisco Preservation Commission
; Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR


5:30 pm 
- WHAT'S OUT THERE WEEKEND LAUNCH PARTY
Room and Board, 685 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA

Admission

$20 students register here
$30 SPUR and AIA members register here
$40 non-members register here

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to publicprograms@spur.org or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.