Bio of Julie Bargmann + Focus of Talk
Julie Bargmann is internationally recognized as an innovator in the design and building of regenerative landscapes. She founded D.I.R.T. studio in 1992 to research, design, and build projects with passion and rigor. Born and raised in New Jersey, Bargmann is forthright and unafraid to provoke debate in order to tease out what matters most about places, especially those that bring to mind the post-industrial attributes of the Garden State. Her background in sculpture influences the use of fundamental forms and gestures that present themselves on a site, whether in plain view or discovered by peeling back layers of history. Bargmann’s adventurous design approach informed her role as a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia, where she led investigations with students into fallow terrain, imagining renewed sites of cultural and ecological production. Bargmann was named Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia in summer 2022.
Bargmann earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master in Landscape Architecture degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She received the Rome Prize Fellowship (1989-1990) from the American Academy in Rome and the 2001 National Design Award for Environmental Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum. In 2021, she was the inaugural winner of the biennial Cornelia Oberlander Prize in Landscape Architecture.
Bargmann’s D.I.R.T. projects span three decades and have received numerous awards, including a 2014 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. She lectures frequently at universities, conferences, and cultural institutions, which have ranged from the Museum of Modern Art to National Brownfields Meetings. Time, CNN, and Newsweek, as well as national and international design publications, have recognized Bargmann as leading the next generation in making a difference for design and the environment.
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