Lawrence Halprin (b.1916 )
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cover of Landscape Architecture magazine, July 1982


Lawrence Halprin an
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B.S. Plant Sciences, Cornell U., 1935; M.S. Horticulture, U. of Wisconsin, 1941; B.L.A., Harvard U., 1944.

Halprin worked in the San Francisco office of Thomas Church before opening his own firm in 1949. Awarded the AIA medal for Allied Professions,1964; Appointed to the first National Council on the Arts by President Johnson,1966; Appointed to the first Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1967; Elected fellow in ASLA, 1969; Delivered the annual lecture for RIBA, 1971; Elected honorary fellow of the Institute of Interior Design, 1970; Awarded the ASLA Gold Medal and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1978; Awarded Thomas Jefferson Gold Medal in architecture by the University of Virginia, 1979.

About the Collection

Though some projects remain with the firm, the Halprin collection extensively documents his organic approach to landscape design over sixty years. Contained are thousands of drawings, photos, audio materials, office correspondence, reports, proposals and awards. The Halprin archive is currently being processed.

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