Motivated by a belief that landscape design has the power to alter perception, and ultimately initiate a deeper respect for the environment, Andrea Cochran designs spaces that offer opportunities for users to forge new relationships with their surroundings. Here, Ms. Cochran will discuss the process of creating landscapes that make visible the ephemeral and transitory elements of our natural world.
Drawing inspiration from early modernist architects and minimalist artists, Cochran composes powerful relationships by using ordered architectural form together with the permeable, mutable materials of landscape. This juxtaposition draws attention to important moments in nature, highlighting change over time. Through careful consideration of sequence, movement, and scale, Cochran suggests space by choreographing the experience to raise consciousness for the user, and allowing them to see the world through a different lens.
Andrea Cochran, FASLA, is the founder and principal of San Francisco based firm Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture (ACLA). A graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Cochran worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California, where she has been practicing landscape architecture for over thirty years and where she founded ACLA in 1998.
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture is internationally recognized and has won numerous awards. In 2014, Ms. Cochran was awarded the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Design Medal. A monograph of her work was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.
Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 230 Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Marion Brenner, Matthew Millman, Birmingham Residence, photo by Marion Brenner.
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