Stanley H. White Lecture: Terry Guen
For more than three decades, Terry Guen’s practice has brought ecology back to communities through high-profile technical projects in landscape and urban design. TGDA is a nationally recognized designer of urban public spaces and ecological landscapes at neighborhood, urban, and regional scales. The firm’s Design for Life approach responds to the spirit and energy of diverse communities at the heart of each project and brings visionary planning and design of natural and civic spaces, along with the mitigation of climate effects, to major public initiatives.
While the scope of its work spans the United States, TGDA has designed many popular public and academic campus spaces in Chicago, and it has anchored the teams realizing some of the most iconic new landscapes in that city, including Maggie Daley Park (with MVVA) and the redesign of Navy Pier (with James Corner Field Operations). As Master Landscape Architect for Millennium Park in Chicago, Guen was responsible for the design and implementation of its 25-acre landscape, and she served as the local landscape architect for the Lurie Garden, working with contractors to implement the designs by GGN and Piet Oudolf.
At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, TGDA designed landscapes for Ikenberry Commons and the recently completed Siebel Center for Design.
Guen is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Based upon her vision and leadership, President Obama appointed her to the federal Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (ACHP). In that capacity, she also served as Sustainability Chair for the Preservation Initiatives Committee and as a key participant in the Building a More Inclusive Nation initiative. Reappointed to the ACHP in 2016, Guen developed an agenda including expanding our national historic preservation program to engage landscape and issues of intangible heritage more fluently while broadening the diversity of people and places engaged with heritage conservation.
This lecture will take place in person at 134 Temple Buell Hall (Plym Auditorium), 611 E. Lorado Taft Dr., Champaign, IL.
It will also be livestreamed on Zoom. To access the Zoom platform, please register.
For more information about this and other events in our spring 2022 series, please contact Prof. Conor O’Shea.