The Ford Foundation headquarters major renovation is restoring Dan Kiley’s landmarked atrium. Challenges included plant selections adapted to the interior environment while sensitive to the historic design, acclimation procedures, steep slopes, and access. Innovative methods delivered the atrium on a tight schedule, requiring the contractor to accept nonstandard approaches.
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1. Understand how analysis of the design intent of a landmarked atrium provided the basis of restoration and in doing so allowed innovative methods of design delivery supported by the client. 2. Understand how to restore a significant historic landscape using innovative methods of delivery including tree root preparation reducing tree weight, and size to conform to unusual spatial geometry for installation. 3. See how the craft of implementation provides innovative solutions when construction does not go as anticipated. 4. Understand how collaboration between several landscape architects , architects and engineers results in the restoration of an iconic Dan Kiley design.
Annette Wilkus, FASLA; Raymond Jungles, FASLA; Andrew Lavallee, FASLA; Jorge Champin;
American Society of Landscape Architects