Tina Chee Lecture
March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tina Chee of Tina Chee Landscape Studio will give a Paula G. Manship endowed lecture to the LSU College of Art & Design on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m.
Tina Chee is an architect, landscape architect, educator, and a native of Los Angeles with over 25 years of experience in urban design, landscape, and architecture. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture with honors from the University of Southern California. She practiced architecture with Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano on a diverse range of significant and complex projects that had a transformative impact on the environment; projects such as the masterplan of the Brooklyn Atlantic Rail Yards in New York, the urban renewal of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and the University of Petronas in the virgin Malaysian jungle. Through these key projects, the value of open space and need for environmental systems became equally her mission. Tina is the lead designer of the January 8th Memorial : the Embrace in Tucson, Arizona and the masterplanner of the El Presidio Park Vision Plan. She is also the landscape designer of the award winning Crest Apartments, Van Nuys, CA which has been recognized with 10 design awards. She draws from her in-depth experience to create dynamic synergies between cities, people, buildings, site and environmental systems that create hybridized spaces performing at multiple levels. An astute observer and critical thinker deeply committed to the issues of urban cities and their future trajectories, she strives to find connection and poetic meaning that anticipates and furthers an environmental and social agenda with a formal and spatial one. She has been recognized internationally for her work and is the recipient of awards from the AIA, ASLA and AIACC.