“Repair Works,” by Shannon Nichol
Wednesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. | LSU Design Building, Room 103
Shannon Nichol, landscape architect and founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, will present a lecture titled “Repair Works” at the LSU College of Art + Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in room 103 of the LSU Design Building. The lecture is part of the 2013–14 LSU College of Art + Design Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series.
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is a landscape architecture practice based in Seattle, Washington, founded in 1999 by partners Jennifer Guthrie, Shannon Nichol, and Kathryn Gustafson. GGN’s work is highly varied in scale and type—from furniture to campuses and master plans. Nichol’s designs, including Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, and Boston’s North End Parks, are widely recognized for being deeply embedded in their neighborhoods and natural contexts. Her work incorporates complex functions into simple frameworks and refined landforms.
Nichol is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (Seattle). Her work has received multiple Design Excellence and Honor Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Nichol and her partners received the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Nichol lectures internationally, frequently juries for design awards, and serves on advisory committees for universities and non-profits.
In her lecture, “Repair Works,” Nichol will discuss the wide-ranging role of landscape architects in the restoration of the American city, using recent GGN projects as examples. The lecture will appeal to Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture faculty, students, alumni, and friends, and is free and open to the public.
Professionals who attend this lecture qualify for Landscape Architecture Continuing Education SystemTM credits through the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Visit laces.asla.org for more information.