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Spotlight on Design: Diana Balmori

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Diana Balmori, FASLA, founding principal of Balmori Associates, discusses the environmental benefit of integrating landscape and architecture. Dr. Balmori "calls on us to recognize new relationships – between disciplines, between inert and living materials, between nature and culture." Recognized internationally as one of the leading professionals working in the fields of landscape and architecture, she presents projects that reflect her vision for contemporary urban spaces successfully integrating these relationships. Dr. Balmori’s projects range from the master plan for Korea’s new government complex to the largest monitored green roof on top of Silvercup Studios in New York City.

Dr. Balmori will be  introduced by Kathryn Sullivan, PhD, a former astronaut and now Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and NOAA Deputy Administrator and Chief Scientist (Acting). This lecture is presented in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month.

“Diana Balmori is very edgy and takes chances that make people much younger than she is feel conservative by comparison.” - Margaret Morton, Photographer and Professor at Copper Union

Plaza Euskadi, Bilbao, Spain. Balmori Associates.






Plaza Euskadi, Bilbao, Spain. Balmori Associates.
Photo by Iwan Baan 

1.5 LU HSW-SD (AIA) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA)
$12 Museum and ASLA Members; FREE Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

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Spotlight on Design is sponsored by Lafarge, the world leader in construction materials, with additional support from the American Institute of Architects. Architectural Record is the official media partner of Spotlight on Design.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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