Gustafson headlines IFLAer Conference in Sydney
17 November 2005
Kathryn Gustafson headlines IFLAer Conference in
Sydney 2006 International landscape architect
and artist, Kathryn Gustafson, will be the Keynote
Speaker at the 2006 International Federation
of Landscape Architects’ Eastern Region
Conference being held in Sydney, 25th-27th May
2006. National and international speakers will
address the pivotal role of TIME and change in
the practice of the built environment professions
and its effects on contemporary society & the
Kathryn Gustafson has more than 25 years of distinguished,
international practice to her credit. Kathryn’s
award-winning landscapes and structures can be
found throughout Europe, North America, and the
Middle East. Her diverse span of prominent works,
ranging from one to 500 acres in size, are known
as ground-breaking, contemporary designs that
intuitively incorporate the sculptural, sensual
qualities that are fundamental to the human experience
partner offices, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd in
Seattle and Gustafson Porter in London, continue
to evolve the design approach of Kathryn’s
work into new contexts of time, culture, and nature.
She is the recipient of The Chrysler Design Award
and of London’s Jane Drew Prize. She is active
in lecturing, and her work is widely published.
work includes: a park in Terrasson, France; a city
square in Evry France; Headquarters’ landscaping
for Shell and Esso, in France; the Diana, Princess
of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London;
the Ross Terrace at the American Museum of Natural
History, New York; a courtyard in Whitehall, London;
the Garden of Forgiveness in Beirut; a pedestrian
bridge in Costa Mesa, California, a former gasworks
park in Amsterdam; the interior of the Great Glasshouse
at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, and the
2005 ASLA Award of Excellence winning Promenade
at McCaw Hall, Seattle.
other key international speakers include:
Elizabeth Meyer, internationally recognised scholar
and academic with the University of Virginia’s
Landscape Architecture Faculty.
• Martha Fajardo, President of IFLA and Director
of her Colombian firm Grupo Verde Ltda.
• Astrid Haryati, Assistant to the Mayor of
Chicago for Landscaping Initiatives.
• Kongjian Yu, a multi-awarding winning landscape
architect, as well as Dean and Professor of the Graduate
School of Landscape Architecture with Peking University.
Sean Ciao, Regional Director of Edaw’s Asia
practice and an urban designer with extensive experience
in the United States, Asia and Southeast Asia.
IFLAer conference is being hosted by the Australian
Institute of Landscape Architects in partnership
with the NZILA.
other conference details and the link for registration,
visit the official conference website: www.aila.org.au/time
more information contact:
02 6248 9970