Thursday 28 May 2020, 09:00 [UK time], online via Zoom
Lara Zureikat is one of the leading designers in the field of landscape architecture in the Middle East and is the associate director for the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) in Amman. Lara’s work at CSBE has focused on the design of native, water-conserving landscapes. She designed the first model water-conserving park for the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts and led an extensive public resource and publication program promoting the use of drought-tolerant flora in landscape design. Lara has also collaborated with local and international architecture firms on notable institutional and urban projects, such as Palestinian Museum Hub in Bir Zeit, the Rainbow Street Regeneration Project, and the Amman Master Plan.
Lara’s work is rooted in connection to place and the integration of natural processes to create relevant and sustainable landscapes. Lara received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2019 for her work on the Palestinian Museum. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) from the University of Notre Dame.
The Landscapists Seminars are weekly online conversations with leading designers and researchers working with landscape. Hosted by Ed Wall, they provide insights into unique project approaches, techniques and methods from around the world.
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The seminars are generously supported by Wiley and School of Design, University of Greenwich, London.
The Landscapists: The title and theme of the seminars have been developed from The Landscapists: Redefining Landscape Relations, an issue of Architectural Design (AD) edited by Ed Wall and published by Wiley in early 2020.