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An intimate gathering with Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson

Sunday, November 3 ▪ 2pm
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)

A benefit event supporting the Heronswood Art in the Garden Fund .

Kathyrn Gustafson is an internationally-acclaimed landscape architect known for the organic and sculptural forms of her work that always enhance and enrich the human experience and our relationship to nature.

A principal and founding partner of both Gustafson Porter + Bowman in London and GNN (Gustafson, Guthrie, Nichol) in Seattle, she has led award-winning projects worldwide for over 35 years.

At this special gathering, Gustafson will give a presentation focused on the creative development and impact of five of her multitude of outstanding projects: onE — the City of Paris’ Site Tour Eiffel winning design her London firm was awarded this May; the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in London; the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery; the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.; and Valencia’s Parque Central.

2pm – Kathryn Gustafson Lecture in BIMA’s Auditorium
3pm – Wine Reception with Kathryn Gustafson in BIMA’s Bistro
Tickets available through BrownPaperTickets.com

Gustafson holds degrees in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and in landscape design from Ecole Nationale Superieure du Paysage in Versailles. Her formative years growing up on the Yakima Valley’s arid plateau — rimmed with mountains yet cut threw with human engineered irrigation channels and their resulting green swathes of agricultural crops — has informed her design aesthetic through the years.

Memberships, Awards and Recognitions: Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture, Honorary Royal Designer for Industry member, and a medallist of the French Academy of Architecture. Architects’ Journal Jane Drew Prize (1998), Chrysler Design Award (2001), ASLA Design Medal (2008), Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize for Architecture (2012), 8th Obayashi Prize, Japan (2014), and Kathryn and her GGN partners received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture (2011).

Photos courtesy of Gustafson Porter + Bowman and GGN