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Lecture: Diana Balmori of Balmori Associates

March 4, 2014
Fullerton Hall; entry at Michigan Avenue only
Admission is free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr. Diana Balmori, FASLA, founded the landscape and urban design firm Balmori Associates in 1990. The practice, based in New York City, is recognized worldwide for designing sustainable master plans, waterfront parks, public spaces, and gardens. In 2006, Diana Balmori created balmoriLABS within the firm to undertake and join the search for form in landscape and its intersection with ecology, architecture, art, and engineering; examples of these labs include Green Roofs, Floating Islands, Temporary Landscapes, Forms of Representation, and Zero Waste City. The firm’s approach is rooted in the exploration of the boundaries between nature and structure through landscape

Dr. Balmori’s book A Landscape Manifesto (Yale University Press, 2010) has received attention across the globe and was recently translated into Chinese. Her most recent books are Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, written with Joel Sanders (Random House, 2011) and Drawing and Reinventing Landscape (A/D Wiley, 2014). In 2013 she was listed third on Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and was honored as one of ten innovators by Architectural Digest.

This lecture is supported by Chicago Women in Architecture.

The Architecture & Design Society gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Park Hyatt Chicago.

Master Plan for Public Administration Town (MPPAT), Sejong, Korea. Balmori Associates.