Online launch of Community by Design, the new film from LALH.


Wednesday, March 18

Boston, Mass., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, “Landscape Architects: Arthur Shurcliff,” by Elizabeth Hope Cushing, author of Arthur A. Shurcliff:  Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape, at the Massachusetts Historical Society (1154 Boylston St.). Copies of Arthur A. Shurcliff will be available for purchase. Open to the public, $10 admission (free for members of MHS, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum). Advance registration requested:  RSVP online or call (617) 536-1608. The lecture is part of the MHS spring Landscape Architecture Series, underwritten by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects and cosponsored by Mount Auburn Cemetery and Nichols House Museum.


Publication of John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner by R. Bruce Stephenson

Wednesday, April 15

Chicago, Ill., 3:45 p.m. reception, 4:45 p.m. lecture, “The Brookline Troika: Olmsted, Richardson and Sargent and the Model Suburban Landscape,” by Keith Morgan, professor of American and European architecture at Boston University, at The Cliff Dwellers (200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor). This lecture will be accompanied by a screening of the new LALH film, Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Please contact Judy Freeman by email:, or telephone: (773) 929-0329.

Those interested in having dinner at The Cliff Dwellers after the lecture should make a reservation by telephone: (312) 922-8080.

This program is presented in connection with the 2015 Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference: “Chicago at the Global Crossroads.”

Wednesday, April 22

Bronx, N.Y., 6:30 p.m. The New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Blvd.) hosts an Earth Day tribute to landscape architect and pioneering conservationist Jens Jensen (1860–1951), featuring a screening of a new documentary by Carey Lundin, Jens Jensen: The Living Green, followed by a panel discussion (7:30 p.m.). Moderated by Darrel Morrison, FASLA, the panel includes Lundin; Bob Grese, Jensen scholar, and editor of the LALH book The Native Landscape Reader; and the film’s narrator, Jensen Wheeler Wolfe, Jensen’s great-granddaughter. Cosponsored by NYBG and LALH. Admission: $15 NYBG members, $19 non-members, $10 full-time students at the door with valid ID. Please register in advance at or call (718) 817-8747.


Thursday, May 21

Newport, R.I., 11:00 a.m. Lecture, “Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape,” by Elizabeth Hope Cushing, author of the book of the same name, at Rosecliff (548 Bellevue Ave.). Event is open to the public, although advance registration is required. Visit or call (401) 847-1000 ext. 137.


Publication of VIEW 2015

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