The Southern California Chapter of ASLA is hosting a wine tasting event on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The tour will run through San Luis Obispo’s beautiful Edna Valley. Tickets are limited, for more info, click here. To register, click here.
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CITY OF GOLETA | 10 YR. ANNIVERSARY OF SPERLING PRESERVE
The City of Goleta is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the acquisition of the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa. The community is invited to join in the celebration on Wednesday March 4, 2015 from 4-5 pm. Enjoy light goodies while the sun sets, and take in the view from this incredible scenic resource. For more info, click here.
If you haven’t visited the Sperling Preserve, this is a great time of year to do it. The preserve is adjacent to the Monarch Butterfly Grove, which is host to thousands of migrating butterflies every year from November through February. For more info, click here.
ARCHITECTURAL RECORD | INNOVATION CONFERENCE
Architectural Record is holding its annual Innovation Conference this April in Los Angeles. This year’s theme is “Expanding Architecture: Creativity, Design and Technology.” This should be a great opportunity to network, learn and get inspired! For more info, click here.
CJM::LA | LOCKWOOD DE FOREST AWARD
On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Courtney will be awarded the prestigious Lockwood de Forest award at the Santa Barbara City Council meeting. Presented by the City’s Historic Landmark’s Commission, this award recognizes exemplary landscape design for the El Encanto property on the riviera. Courtney worked alongside Katie O’Reilly Rogers to restore the gardens to their original 1930’s-era splendor. Congratulations, Courtney!
MCA | OUT OF THE GREAT WIDE OPEN
Some of our favorite local artists will be showing their work at the Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art this Saturday, January 24, 2015. Come out and support forward-thinking art in our community! For more info, click here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
9/11 Memorial: The Other Half
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9/11 Memorial: The Other Half
May 23, 2013
There’s been a grand opening, and more than six million visitors have visited, but the 9/11 Memorial site in lower Manhattan is still very much a work in progress. Landscape architect Peter Walker, co-designer of the project, estimates that after 10 years on the job, his vision is only halfway realized. More acres of the plaza need to be built and that can’t happen until the underground museum and train station are finished, as well as the surrounding streets.
Despite being unfinished, the memorial is open, and people have been coming from all over the world to pay their respects. Crowds are hustled through the maze-like barriers of this construction site before reaching its heart: the solemn memorial of two meaningful voids in the ground. Eventually, though, the experience will be completely different.
The finished product will be a memorial plus an open public space. Eight carefully planned acres that will ultimately be a contemplative and restful place, transformed by a lush forest of more than 400 swamp white oak trees. It will be one of the most sustainable plazas ever constructed. This part of the project will conclude years from now, quietly and without as much pomp and fanfare. But for generations to come, this park will ultimately be an important and reverent part of the experience.