Mark your calendar for JC Miller

Meet landscape architect JC Miller at his lecture discussing the recent 2005 restoration of Thomas Church’s Fay Park. With it’s charming twin gazebos hidden in Russian Hill, this 1957 Church garden was donated to the city of San Francisco in 1998. Today, it is a open public park for all to admire.

Thomas Church

Known to many as the founding father of the modern residential landscape architect in California, Thomas Church opened the category of “California Style” to the public. Church was known for blending the modern freedom of movement with traditional design principles. He was also known for turning outdoor spaces into living spaces or “rooms.” A famous design of his is the Donnell Garden in Sonoma, CA. With Lawerence Halprin and George Rockrise, they designed this iconic Modernist landscape for the Donnell family. It is popular for its unusual quality that offers a place of relaxation and play that represents the modern “California Style.”

For more information about the Donnell Garden, see the link below.

JC Miller


After a dozen years of working professionally in this field, JC Miller is a landscape architect, a U.C. Berkeley Extension Professor, and the father of Miller Studio. He has participated in various projects that include historic landscapes, residential gardens, public parks, and educational surroundings. More information about Miller Studio, see

With the subject of the Thomas Church’s Fay Park’s Restoration, Miller will also discuss what makes certain landscapes culturally noteworthy. The lecture will start at 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm) at the Presidio’s Golden Gate Club on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for the general public.

For more information about the lecture, please see the link below.