Swedish Landscape Architects to Lecture at U.Va.'s School of Architecture

Jan. 7, 2008 — Swedish landscape architects Ingbritt Liljekvist and Tomas Saxgård will give the Myles H. Thaler Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 158.

Liljekvist and Saxgård are two of four partners in Landskapslaget, an independent landscape architecture firm with a focus on sustainable design based in Stockholm. The firm's expertise extends from urban spaces to gardens, parks and undeveloped land, both public and private.

The lecture, "Sickla Canal Park: Sustainable Design?" will feature the firm's current work, the design for a new sustainability-oriented urban district called "Hammarby-Sjöstad," in Stockholm.
Myles H. Thaler Lecture

Myles H. Thaler was a member of the first graduating class of the department of landscape architecture at the School of Architecture.

In 1990, Thaler endowed a perpetual lecture fund "to bring to the School of Architecture nationally prominent scholars and practitioners to give public presentations on the subject of 'the meaning of the garden,' in order to expand public awareness of the cultural significance throughout history of gardens both public and private."