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NOCA MODERN Architect Detail

Body of Work:
Levi's Plaza
St. Francis Square

Lawrence Halprin, one of the most well-known and respected architects in the United States, received his formal training at Harvard University where he benefited from the influence of professors Walter Gropius and Christopher Tunnard. After working with another nationally renowned landscape architect, Thomas D. Church, Halprin formed his own landscape architecture practice in 1949 and at first, primarily focused on the design of private residential gardens. His practice eventually took off and his larger scale projects included housing projects, shopping centers, campus plans, town planning, urban and regional design. He opened a New York office in 1973. Notable projects included The Sea Ranch, Ghiradelli Square, Levi Plaza, and Seattle Freeway Park. Halprin established Lawrence Halprin and Associates in 1960 and continued in that capacity until 1976. His major landscape design projects at U.C.S.C. included Hahn Student Services, Cowell College, and Crown College. Halprin was made a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 1969 and received the Gold Medal from the ASLA in 1978.



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