TCLF Announces Cornelia Hahn Oberlander As Namesake of New Landscape Architecture Prize

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander has been introduced because the namesake of the primary worldwide panorama structure prize by The Cultural Panorama Basis (TCLF). The Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Worldwide Panorama Structure Prize (Oberlander Prize), which will probably be conferred biennially starting in 2021, is the primary and solely worldwide panorama structure prize that features a US$100,000 award, together with two years of public engagement actions.

Based mostly in Vancouver, B.C., the 98-year-old Oberlander has been in follow for greater than 70 years. Her notable initiatives embody the New York Occasions constructing courtyard (with HMWhite), the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, the Canadian Chancery in Washington, D.C., the Nationwide Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, and Robson Sq. and the Public Library, each in Vancouver, and plenty of others. Oberlander has labored on public housing in the USA and Canada, pioneered playground design with the Kids’s Artistic Middle at Montreal’s Expo ’67 (and designed 70 different playgrounds), was an early champion of inexperienced roofs, and for many years has advocated for panorama structure’s main position in addressing environmental, ecological, and social points and the impression of local weather change.

“It was the consensus of the Prize Advisory Committee, which helped formed the Prize, and TCLF’s Board of Administrators that Cornelia Oberlander’s inspiring and trailblazing profession within the discipline of panorama structure exemplifies the vital values and beliefs of the Prize, and that she is somebody who embodies the Prize standards of creativity, braveness, and imaginative and prescient,” mentioned Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF’s President & CEO.

Picture: Charles A. Birnbaum, Courtesy The Cultural Panorama Basis

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