Reimagining the landscape of the Eiffel Tower with American Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson
On July 21, Vashon Center for the Arts Celebrates the New Design of the Eiffel Tower Park with Kathryn Gustafson
VCA welcomes Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson for an insider look at the Site Tour Eiffel Competition to reimagine the landscape of one of the world’s most iconic monuments. Spanning an area of 135 acres, the first phase of the project is to be completed by 2023 for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. Kathryn will share the winning design that was awarded to Gustafson Porter + Bowman (GP+B) earlier this summer. Kathryn will also speak about GP+B’s recently completed Valencia Parque Central in Spain.
Kathryn Gustafson brings over 30 years of distinguished practice to her partnerships in two firms, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) in Seattle and Gustafson Porter + Bowman (GP+B) in London. Her diverse span of works are known as ground-breaking, contemporary designs that incorporate the sculptural, sensual qualities that are fundamental to the human experience of landscape.
Kathryn’s current and completed work with GGN includes the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery also in Washington, DC, the Civic Park at Hemisfair in San Antonio, TX, and the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago, IL.
In addition to the Site Tour Eiffel in Paris, Kathryn’s work with GP+B includes, Valencia’s Parque Central in Spain, Westergasfabriek Culture Park in Amsterdam and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in London.
Kathryn lectures throughout the world and is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture, an honorary Royal Designer for Industry member, a medalist of the French Academy of Architecture, and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She is the recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, the Obayashi Prize, the ASLA Design Medal, the Chrysler Design Award, and London’s Jane Drew Prize. In 2011, Kathryn and her GGN partners received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture, and GGN received the 2017 ASLA National Landscape Architecture Firm Award.
Sunday, July 21 | 4:00pm
$20 General, $18 Members, $15 Students/Seniors