20th Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: Giving Voice to the Land

Start Date
10/15/2018
End Date
10/15/2018
Description
"We gave the landscape voice. and turned the museum toward the land."
This is how Reed Hilderbrand Principal Beka Sturges, ASLA, LEED AP, describes her firm's award winning expansion of The Clark Art Institute for which she served as landscape architect and manager. The Clark is one of many high-profile projects Sturges has led-each a powerful spatial demonstration of the cultural and environmental value of landscapes. This sensitive integration of architecture, ecology, and history can also be seen at The Mill, a residential project that draws inspiration from Eastern Connecticut's rolling terrain and agrarian traditions and unifies upland meadows with the stream and raceway of a former industrial mill. Similarly, Sturges's designed garden surrounding a Minimalist house in Old Quarry (CT) reorders and manipulates the industrial site's own granite—refuse and bedrock—to create pathways and places within the rough. The landscape's essential character has been unearthed, not carpeted. Other work includes landscapes at Yale and Brown Universities, Boscobel House and Gardens, Storm King Art Center, and the Mill River Trail running through the center of New Haven. A committed educator, Sturges teaches landscape studio at Connecticut College.
Location
New York, NY
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Rural Landscape
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Students will receive a demonstration of the cultural and environmental
value of landscapes.

Students will examine Eastern Connecticut’s rolling terrain and
agrarian traditions and unifies upland meadows with
the stream and raceway of a ruined industrial mill.

Students will view Sturges’s designed garden surrounding the
Minimalist house at the Old Quarry (CT) reorders and
manipulates the industrial site’s own granite—refuse
and bedrock—to create pathways and places within
the rough remains.
Instructors
Beka Sturges
Website Registration
Course Codes
192LAN801C
Provider
New York Botanical Garden


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