“Reflecting Absence”: A Night with Landscape Architect Peter Walker

We cordially invite you to join the School of Landscape Architecture at the Academy of Art University on Tuesday September 24th, at 6:30 pm at 601 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, to enjoy a lecture by world renowned Landscape Architect Peter Walker about his life’s work, culminating in cutting-edge projects that exemplify interdisciplinary design.

Peter Walker, founder and principal of PWP Landscape Architecture, has led a dynamic, international career for over 50 years. One of his most revered projects is “Reflecting Absence,” the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. Walker has called this “the most complicated, the most technically demanding project of anything we’ve done” and collaboration has been fundamental to its success.  PWP joined architect Michael Arad in 2004 to construct a commemorative public space that could be a meeting place for both remembrance and regeneration. Over the course of the next 7 years, he worked with a number of engineers, lighting designers, fountain designers, stone masons, and other environmental specialists to develop the park, which is featured within a 16-acre site alongside a Memorial Museum, Visitor Orientation Center and Performing Arts Center. “Reflecting Absence” officially opened with a dedication ceremony on September 12, 2011, and has since been seen by millions of visitors.

When: Tuesday September 24th, 6:30 pm

Where: 601 Brannan Street, First Floor Presentation Space

Open to Public!