Aug 22nd 2019

Gary Hilderbrand: Living Surface

September 9
MLA+U Annual Peter Schaudt Lecture
Gary R. Hilderbrand
2–3 p.m. Discussion with students
5–6 p.m. Caldwell Grove reception
6–7 p.m. Lecture
S. R. Crown Hall, lower center core

On September 9 Gary R. Hilderbrand will present the annual Peter Schaudt Lecture titled “Living Surface” at S. R. Crown Hall's lower center core. The lecture is a part of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Urban Future initiative, which aims to promote research contributing to the development of smarter and more sustainable cities.

Hilderbrand is a founding principal and partner of Reed-Hilderbrand, a landscape architecture firm responsible for projects from Duke University’s Crown Commons to Central Wharf Plaza in downtown Boston to the new landscape engulfing Phillip Johnson’s iconic Beck House in Dallas. In 2017 he was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Design Medal in recognition of his exceptional design work.

In addition to his accomplished work as a practicing landscape architect, Hilderbrand is a celebrated professor of landscape architecture. Currently, he’s the Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1990. He was also named one of DesignIntelligence’s most admired educators for 2017. 

To support the annual Peter Schaudt Lecture with a donation please contact Cynthia Vranas Olsen.