Progressive Landscape Designer Mia Lehrer to Give Benjamin Howland Memorial Lecture at U.Va.'s School of Architecture

April 02, 2007

April 2, 2007 -- Internationally recognized for her progressive landscape designs — unique amalgamations of graphic configurations, found objects, architectural pottery and rich textures — and her advocacy for environmentally sensitive and people-friendly public space, Los Angeles-based landscape architect Mia Lehrer will give the Benjamin C. Howland Jr. Memorial Lecture at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture on Friday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Lehrer's talk, “Growing California: Renovating Public Infrastructure,” is free and open to the public.

Lehrer is the founding principal of Mia Lehrer and Associates, based in Los Angeles, Calif. The firm has designed a range of public and private projects that include expansion of the Baldwin Hills Park Master Plan, a 1,000-acre urban park in Los Angeles; Parque Los Pericos in her hometown of San Salvador, El Salvador; historic renovation of the courtyards at Union Station in Los Angeles; and an outdoor plaza at the Capital Records building in Hollywood.

Lehrer received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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