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Lawrence Halprin (born July 1, 1916 in New York City) is a prolific and accomplished American landscape architect and educator. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ...

Lawrence Halprin
Lawrence Halprin

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Biography

Halprin grew up in New York and spent three of his teenage years in Palestine on a kibbutz. He earned a degree in plant sciences from Cornell University. In 1935 Halprin returned to the US to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Design under Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and landscape architect Christopher Tunnard. In 1943 Halprin was commissioned in the US Navy as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. He was assigned to the destroyer Morris in the Pacific which was struck by a kamikaze attack. After surviving the destruction of the Morris, Halprin was sent to San Francisco on leave. It was here he would stay following his discharge. Cornell University is a research university based in Ithaca, New York. ... Harvard Graduate School of Design The Harvard Graduate School of Design is a graduate school at Harvard University offering degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design. ... Bauhaus in Dessau by Walter Gropius Walter Adolph Gropius (May 18, 1883 – July 5, 1969) was a German architect and founder of Bauhaus. ... Marcel Breuer Marcel Breuer (May 21, 1902 Pécs, Hungary – July 1, 1981 New York City), architect and furniture designer, was an influential modernist. ... Christopher Tunnard, (1910 — 1979) English landscape architect, garden designer and author of Gardens in the Modern Landscape(1938). ...


Following an apprenticeship with landscape architect Thomas Dolliver Church, collaborating with Church on the seminal Dewey Donnell Garden (El Novillero) in Sonoma County California and helping to develop the contemporary California Style garden concept, Halprin opened his own office in 1949. Since 1976 he has been a partner with Sue Yung Li Ikeda. This article needs cleanup. ...


Halprin's wife, accomplished avant-grade dancer Anna Halprin, is a long-time collaborator, with whom he has explored the common areas between choreography and the way users move through a public space. Choreography literally dance-writing, also known as dance composition), is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ...


Halprin's work is marked by his attention to human scale, user experience, and the social impact of his designs, in the egalitarian tradition of Frederick Law Olmsted. Halprin was the creative force behind the interactive, 'playable' civic fountains most common in the 1970's, an amenity which continues to greatly contribute to the pedestrian social experience in Portland Oregon, where "Ira's Fountain" is loved and well-used, and which has been a chronic failure at the transient-ridden United Nations Plaza in San Francisco. Human scale means of a scale comparable to a human being. A number of characteristic physical quantities can be associated with the human body, the human mind, and the preservation of human life. ... Frederick Law Olmsted, oil painting by John Singer Sargent, 1895, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was a United States landscape architect, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including Central Park in New York City, the countrys oldest coordinated...


Recently many of Halprins works have become the source of some controversy. Some have fallen victim to neglect, and are in states of disrepair. Critics argue his pieces have become dated and no longer reflect the direction their cities want to take. Budgetary constraints and the urge to "revitalize" threaten some of his projects. In response foundations have been set up to improve care for some of the sites and to try to preserve them in their original state.


Projects

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Awards

  • 1964 AIA Medal for Allied professionals
  • 1969 Elected fellow in the ASLA
  • 1970 Elected honorary fellow of the Institute of Interior Design
  • 1979 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture
  • 1979 Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement awarded by the AIA
  • 2002 National Medal of Arts by The President of the United States
  • 2002 Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell Golden Ring
  • 2003 ASLA Design Medal
  • 2005 Michaelangelo Award

Publications

  • The Sea Ranch: Diary of an Idea2003
  • Lawrence Halprin: Changing Places1990
  • Sketchbooks of Lawrence Halprin1986
  • The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial1997
  • Lawrence Halprin: Notebooks 1959-19711972
  • Cities1972
  • Ecology of Form1982
  • Design as a Value System 1989

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Lawrence Halprin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (584 words)
Lawrence Halprin (born July 1, 1916 in New York City) is a prolific and accomplished American landscape architect and educator.
Halprin's wife, accomplished avant-grade dancer Anna Halprin, is a long-time collaborator, with whom he has explored the common areas between choreography and the way users move through a public space.
Halprin was the creative force behind the interactive, 'playable' civic fountains most common in the 1970's, an amenity which continues to greatly contribute to the pedestrian social experience in Portland Oregon, where "Ira's Fountain" is loved and well-used, and which has been a chronic failure at the transient-ridden United Nations Plaza in San Francisco.
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