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Ken Smith to deliver Guelph’s Maglin Landscape Architecture Lecture


September 4, 2018
by Canadian Architect

This month, the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) at The University of Guelph is pleased to host award-winning Landscape Architect Ken Smith from Ken Smith Workshop, NYC. Smith will deliver this year’s The Maglin Landscape Architecture Lecture, which is kindly supported by a gift from Maglin Site Furniture.

The lecture will take place on the evening of September 27th. Photo via Ken Smith Workshop.

The lecture will take place on the evening of September 27th. Photo via Ken Smith Workshop.

Titled Vertical Landscapes, Social Urbanism and Camouflage, Smith’s talk will address the relationship between urban landscape and quality of life. Taking place on September 27 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the OAC Centennial Arboretum Centre Auditorium, the lecture is free to attend, though registration is required. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Ken Smith is one of the best-known of a generation of landscape architects equally at home in the worlds of art, architecture, and urbanism. Trained in both design and the fine arts, he explores the relationship between art, contemporary culture, and landscape. He is committed to creating landscapes, especially parks and other public spaces, as a way of improving the quality of urban life.The lecture will take place on the evening of September 27th. Photo via Ken Smith Workshop.

Smith’s work often pushes beyond traditional typologies to create landscapes that draw on diverse cultural traditions and influences of contemporary culture. His practice, Ken Smith Workshop is based in New York City.


Registration for this year’s Maglin Landscape Architecture Lecture and Reception is now open, with RSVPs to the free event required by September 23rd. tHE registration link is now live here.



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