Patricia Johanson’s multidisciplinary landscape works combine art, ecology, and functional infrastructure. Dozens of her projects have been realized throughout the United States and abroad, including major works such as Fair Park Lagoon (Dallas, TX), “Endangered Garden” (San Francisco, CA), the 272-acre Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility and Petaluma Wetlands Park (Petaluma, CA), Park for the Amazon Rainforest (Obidos, Brazil), Nairobi River Park (Nairobi, Kenya), and Ulsan Grand Park (Ulsan, South Korea). Johanson’s work has also been featured in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and her drawings and models are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Storm King Art Center, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Dumbarton Oaks Contemporary Landscape Design Collection.
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Johanson delivered the 2021 Hideo Sasaki Lecture. Established in 1983 to recognize the outstanding career and transformative influence of alum Hideo Sasaki (BFA in LA 1946; Honorary Ph.D. in Fine Arts 1982), the annual lecture has been delivered by many of landscape architecture’s most distinguished practitioners and educators. Held on Sasaki Day (the first Wednesday of May), the 2021 lecture was the 39th in the series.