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BOARD / STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL / STAFF
LETTER FROM PRESIDENT
[cover photo] What's Out There Weekend Los Angeles: Public Landscapes of Ralph Cornell, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden (photo by Matthew Traucht, Courtesy of TCLF)
Garden Dialogues See Page 10
[left] Farm at Little Compton by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. (photo by Charles A. Birnbaum, courtesy of TCLF) 2
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Letter from the President
Mike Albert, ASLA
Jo Ann Nathan
Mac Keith Griswold
René Bihan, ASLA
Mario Nievera, FASLA, Secretary
Janice Parker, ASLA
Douglas Reed, FASLA
Tina Bishop, ASLA
Margaret Robinson, ASLA
Barbara S. Dixon, Co-Chair
Charlene K. Roise
Jestena Boughton, ASLA
Raymond Jungles, FASLA
Janet Rosenberg, FASLA
Joan Shafran, Vice President
Earl Broussard, FASLA
Robin Key, ASLA
Shaun Saer Duncan, Hon. ASLA
James Burnett, FASLA
As the internationally influential architecture-focused
the Arts Art Works grants and partnerships with faculty
Landslide®, our annual thematic compendium of
ArchDaily wrote, 2014 was “A great year for Landscape
and students at the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech,
threatened and at-risk landscapes, for 2014 was titled
Architecture” and TCLF was a major catalyst.
Texas A&M, and the University of Texas, work continues
Art and Landscape and focused on land-based art, from
on What’s Out There Virginia and Texas, adding 250
ancient petroglyphs to contemporary installations. In
sites to the database. The fifth year of What’s Out There
addition, five other Landslide sites were saved in 2014,
Weekends drew thousands of participants in Miami,
including the Richard Haag-designed Battelle Memorial
Richmond, and Los Angeles, and succeeded with
in Seattle, while an RFP was issued for the preservation
support from National Sponsor Bartlett Tree Experts,
of the Lawrence Halprin-designed Heritage Park in
dozens of other supporters, partners, and volunteers.
Fort Worth, Texas. Presenting Sponsor The Davey Tree
This year, Michael Kimmelman, the New York Times architecture critic, wrote something we have long advocated: “Great public places and works of landscape
Mary Ellen Flanagan, ASLA
Sandra Youssef Clinton, FASLA
Keith LeBlanc, FASLA
Gina Ford, ASLA
Trey Trahan, FAIA
Leslie Rose Close
Mia Lehrer, FASLA
Eric Groft, FASLA
Suzanne L. Turner, FASLA, Co-Chair
Kelly Comras, ASLA
Arleyn Levee, Hon. ASLA
Lisa Calibani Lowry
Noel Dorsey Vernon, ASLA
James A. Lord, ASLA
Susan Van Atta, FASLA
Dennis McGlade, FASLA
Thomas Woltz, FASLA
Adriaan Geuze, Int’l ASLA
Hank White, FASLA
Peter R. McQuillan
Lisa Gimmy, ASLA
Richard Williams, FAIA
This year, because of support from donors like you, there
Liz Goodfellow, Affil. ASLA
Ann Mullins, FASLA
is an unprecedented degree of critical and public visibility,
architecture deserve to be treated like great buildings.” This year, Robert A.M. Stern, influential architect and Yale University School of Architecture dean, said something we have long demonstrated: “Gardens are works of art.”
TCLF's spectacular season of Garden Dialogues drew more than 900 participants to 48 events to hear from the garden owners and their designers—leaders in the field—
Expert Company, Media Partner Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Annual Sponsor ASLA helped make Landslide possible.
about the secrets to creating distinct gardens. TCLF held
TCLF’s award-winning series with Princeton
awareness, and understanding.
Dialogues in Palm Beach, Florida, Sonoma, California,
Architectural Press, Modern Landscapes: Transition and
Dallas/Ft. Worth, the Hamptons, Vancouver, and other
Transformation, focuses on mid-century works that have
Thanks to your support in 2014, we can report that
cities, with many events selling out weeks in advance. The
undergone marked transformation. The second volume
TCLF organized three What’s Out There ® Weekends with
Dialogues were made possible by the continued support
examines the recently restored Simonds and Simonds-
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS & STAFF
complementary guidebooks; launched the first Web-
of National Sponsor Seibert & Rice.
designed Mellon Square in Pittsburgh.
Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, Founder & President
across the U.S. and Canada; launched a Pioneers Oral
Following a year of planning, registration opened in
Shannon Leahy, a graduate student at the University
the fall for the third Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide
of Pennsylvania, served as the third Sally Boasberg Founder’s Fellow; Barrett Doherty was the inaugural
Joeb Moore, AIA
based What’s Out There Guide; held 48 Garden Dialogues
Robert W. Griffith, Ex-Officio, Legal Counsel
History with Richard Haag; published a new volume in
Nord Wennerstrom, Director of Communications
the Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation
conference to be held at San Francisco’s Presidio on
series; saw The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan
January 23, 2015. Late in the year, plans were finalized
SWA Cultural Landscape Fellow, working in Houston
Kiley exhibition receive the ASLA Award of Excellence
for the third conference in the TCLF Second Wave of
and Dallas; and Design Workshop sponsored interns at
in Communications and travel to the National Building
Modernism series, to take place in May 2015 in Toronto.
the University of Colorado to develop What’s Out There
Museum and four other venues; had the most successful
This program will focus on the visionary landscape
Denver Guide content.
Scott Craver, Project Associate
Landslide launch in our history; held Prosecco and Prose
architecture-led urban planning along Toronto’s
Eula Dyson, Bookkeeper
book-signing events for nine authors; provided technical
Shannon Leahy, Sally Boasberg Founder’s Fellow
assistance for The Breakers in Newport, and the Frank
Suzanne Garza, Finance Manager Amanda Shull, Project Manager Matthew Traucht, Assoc. ASLA, Project Manager
Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin Martin House in Buffalo;
Barrett Doherty, ASLA, SWA Fellow
Generous and faithful public, private, and corporate supporters made all of these achievements possible.
The most recent addition to the Pioneers of American
and much more.
Landscape Design ® Oral History Series now features the
What’s Out There, the free, searchable Web feature of
history with Nicholas Quennell is nearing completion and
the nation’s designed landscape legacy, now houses
one is underway with Harriet Pattison. There’s also an
more than 1,700 entries, 10,000 images, and 900
extended interview with landscape architect Peter Walker
Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR
designer profiles. Thanks to two National Endowment for
now in edits.
President & CEO
life and work of Seattle-based Richard Haag. An oral
What's Out There Weekend Miami tour of Vizcaya by Diego Suarez and Paul Chalfin (photo by Brian Thomson) 3
What’s Out There
In 2014, TCLF’s efforts to raise the visibility of the nation’s designed landscape legacy, and of those who shaped it, generated coast-to-coast media coverage, further establishing the organization as an authority and leader in the industry. TCLF cultivated and strengthened relationships with key editors, reporters, critics, and columnists at traditional print and broadcast media, as well as respected bloggers and thoughtleaders in social media. TCLF’s staple programs and activities continued to garner press coverage, as did the occasions when the organization led, or fundamentally shaped, national conversations about stewardship issues.
TCLF’s free, searchable Web feature, which details the nation’s designed landscape legacy, now comprises some 1,800 site profiles, 11,000 images, and 900 designer profiles. Work also continued on the Art Works grants awarded to TCLF by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the research and documentation of landscapes in Texas and Virginia. Each initiative will add more than 150 sites to the database. University partnerships in Denver and Toronto, among other cities, provide opportunities for faculty and students to contribute to the database through site research and photography. The complementary What’s Out There Weekend initiative—now in its fifth year—draws thousands of people to free, expert-led tours of significant landscapes. For each event, an illustrated guidebook is produced, providing essays about the various sites featured on the tours. Printed guidebooks can be purchased during the Weekends, or online from TCLF’s bookstore, and are free when downloaded from TCLF’s website. The Weekends were supported by Bartlett Tree Experts and a number of local sponsors, and were successful thanks to the many volunteer guides and site managers.
For an example of the latter, when the initial press coverage of the proposed expansion of the Frick Collection largely ignored the impending loss of a rare, Russell Pagedesigned garden, TCLF made the garden’s fate the leading issue in the debate. Through Huffington Post articles and extensive outreach to media and key interest groups, TCLF raised awareness of Page, the garden, and the significance and value of designed landscapes in general. As a result, the planned expansion was abandoned and the garden was saved. Weighing in on the issue, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman wrote: “Great public places and works of landscape architecture deserve to be treated like great buildings.” This resounding, public affirmation of TCLF’s mission may well be the most significant development of the year. TCLF and its programs were also mentioned in more than 150 articles in major media outlets during 2014. Landslide 2014: Art and the Landscape received extensive coverage from the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the San Francisco Chronicle (front page), and the Huffington Post, as well as a seven-page spread in Landscape Architecture Magazine. It also drew considerable press from the art world, including Art Newspaper, which gave the story two full pages. The exhibition Landslide 2013: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley launched at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and traveled to Pittsburgh and several venues in Indiana. The exhibition was extensively covered by local media in Indiana and Pittsburgh, and earned a two-page, illustrated feature in the Washington Post. Garden Dialogues generated extensive regional coverage and a writeup in the New York Times, while What’s Out There Weekends in Los Angeles, Miami, and Richmond, Virginia, garnered strong local press coverage as well.
• Website traffic grew 21%, from 168,591 to 204,004 unique visitors. • Facebook followers more than doubled, from 5,883 to 11,795. • Twitter followers increased 36%, from 2,183 to 2,970. • Instagram and Pinterest accounts were created, expanding TCLF’s social-media reach.
Frick Collection Garden by Russell Page in New York City (photo by Navid Baraty)
What’s Out There Weekend Miami April 12-13, 2014 More than 1,200 participants attended 28 free, expert-led tours in and around Miami. Sites ranged from former estates, such as Deering, Vizcaya, and the Kampong, to botanical gardens such as Fruit and Spice Park, Fairchild, and Flamingo Gardens. Walking tours of Little Havana, Palm Beach, and Coral Gables introduced participants to distinct neighborhoods, while tours of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, the Ancient Spanish Monastery, and South Pointe Park revealed some of Miami’s more nuanced landscapes. Special thanks are owed to sponsors Bartlett Tree Experts, Aventura Mall, Miami-Dade County, the Miami Design and Preservation League, the Florida Chapter of the ASLA, Nievera Williams Design, Boynton Botanicals, Citizens for a Better South Florida, Deering Estate at Cutler, Woolems, the University of Miami School of Architecture, Seibert & Rice, and Victor Stanley.
[top] Attendees enjoy the Lincoln Road Tour featuring the work of Morris Lapidus and Raymond Jungles during What's Out There Weekend Miami (photo by Amanda Jungles) [above] What's Out There Weekend guidebook covers: Los Angeles Public Landscapes of Ralph Cornell; Richmond; and Miami
What’s Out There Weekend Richmond October 25-26, 2014 In excess of 1,000 participants enjoyed fall colors and tours of nearly 30 landscapes, many documented by students at the University of Virginia. Modernist landscapes, such as the former Reynolds Metals Company International Headquarters, Rice House, and Kanawha Plaza, were complemented by Colonial Revival estates, including the Kent-Valentine House, Tuckahoe Plantation, and Virginia House. Tours of Hollywood Cemetery, Capitol Square, and the Virginia War Memorial raised the visibility of local history, while the tour of the Tredegar/American Civil War Museum focused on the significant role that Richmond has played in U.S. history. The Weekend was supported in part by Bartlett Tree Experts, the Charles Luck Stone Center, the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Nelson Byrd Woltz, The Valentine, Victor Stanley, and the Virginia Chapter of the ASLA.
What's Out There Weekend Richmond, Maymont (photo courtesy of TCLF)
What's Out There Weekend Richmond, Capitol Square designed by Thomas Jefferson and John Notman (photo courtesy of TCLF)
What’s Out There Weekend LA – The Public Landscapes of Ralph Cornell November 8-9, 2014
What's Out There Weekend Los Angeles: Public Landscapes of Ralph Cornell, Grand Park by Cornell, Bridgers and Troller and Rios Clementi Hale Studios (photo courtesy of TCLF)
What's Out There Weekend Los Angeles: Public Landscapes of Ralph Cornell, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden by Cornell, Bridgers and Troller (photo courtesy of TCLF)
Following up on 2013’s widely successful What’s Out There Weekend Los Angeles, TCLF closed out the year with a Weekend focused on the public landscapes of Ralph Dalton Cornell. Although he is not widely known, Cornell, whose career spanned more than 50 years, was considered the “Olmsted of Los Angeles.” Cornell’s designs include examples of the Picturesque, Beaux-Arts, and Modernist styles. The tours included his public parks in Pasadena; the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden and the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (both at UCLA, one of three Cornell-designed campuses that were visited, along with Pomona College and Harvey Mudd College); Beverly Gardens Park; the Los Angeles Civic Center; Hillside Memorial Park; and Rancho Los Cerritos (a National Historic Landmark). Joining Bartlett Tree Experts to sponsor the Weekend were the California Garden & Landscape History Society, the Los Angeles Conservancy, Park West, SWA Group, the UCLA Library, and the family of Ralph Cornell.
TCLF's Board of Directors gathered at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens designed by Diego Suarez and Paul Chalfin. The site was also featured in What's Out There Weekend Miami (photo by Brian Thomson) 8
The goal of the Landslide program is to draw immediate and lasting attention to threatened landscapes and landscape features, through individual listings and thematic compendia. In 2014 Landslide continued to spark debate, bringing attention to at-risk landscapes across the United States and Canada, including the Russell Page Garden at the Frick Collection in New York City; the Arthur Erickson-designed Bank of Canada Atrium Garden in Ottawa; and Fay Park by Thomas Church in San Francisco.
The Garden Dialogues program provides exclusive access for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens and hear from the owners and their landscape architects about the secrets to creating great gardens. Ticket sales for the program amounted to just over $37,000 in 2014, with more than 900 attendees touring 48 extraordinary sites throughout the country. The work of top design professionals was featured, including Gregory Lombardi, Lisa Gimmy, Gary Hilderbrand, James Lord, Cornelia Oberlander, Peter Schaudt, Michael Vergason, Hank White, and Roderick Wyllie, among many others. For the third year in a row, Seibert & Rice served as the National Sponsor of the Dialogues season of events.
Landslide 2014: Art and the Landscape The year’s annual compendium was themed Art and the Landscape and included ancient petroglyphs, folk art, and site-specific installations, among them the monumental sculpture park Opus 40, artist Leo Villareal’s The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED sculpture, and site-specific works of art threatened by lack of funding, poor maintenance, demolition, and neglect. Landslide was announced on October 22 at a reception at the New York City studio of artist Marylyn Dintenfass. The project was made possible through the support of The Davey Tree Expert Company, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The 2014 group was the first in the program’s history to encompass all four types of cultural landscapes—designed, ethnographic, historic, and vernacular.
Richard Haag being filmed for his Pioneers Oral History at his iconic Gasworks Park in Seattle (photo courtesy of TCLF)
Pioneers of American Landscape Design®
Landslide 2013: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Landslide 2013: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley traveled to four cities in 2014 (photo courtesy of TCLF) 9
Oral History Series
Landslide 2014, The Heidelberg Project by Tyree Guyton, Detroit, MI (photo by Dave Jordano)
The traveling exhibition produced for TCLF’s 2013 Landslide continued to receive great acclaim, including the ASLA’s 2014 Award of Excellence in Communications. The show began the year with a landmark run at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., where it was one of only two shows in the museum’s recent history fully devoted to the work of a landscape architect. The exhibition then traveled to Indiana for a three-city tour appearing at the Indianapolis Central Library, the Indiana University Center for Art + Design in Columbus, and the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, before closing out the year at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 937 Gallery. The exhibition is booked through 2017.
Seattle-based landscape architect Richard Haag, an influential designer and educator, was the subject of the latest Pioneers Oral History, the eleventh installment in an ongoing series. It launched in May with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hubbard Educational Foundation, the Washington Chapter of the ASLA, the Pauline & Edgar Stern Foundation, Maria & Robert Kelly Stewardship, and dozens of other benefactors. Focusing on his innovative design work in and around Seattle, the oral history reveals the influences, ideas, and projects that have defined Haag as one of America’s most important and influential post-War landscape architects.
Landslide 2010: Every Tree Tells a Story After a successful four-year run, the Every Tree Tells a Story traveling signboard and photographic exhibitions were retired in the fall of 2014. Prior to completing their journeys, both shows enjoyed successful bookings thoughtout the year. The photographic exhibition was on view at Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia. The signboard exhibition was on view at Louisiana State University’s Hilltop Arboretum, as well as Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh.
Garden Dialogues hosted more than 900 attendees at 48 sites across the U.S. and Canada in 2014. [clockwise from upper left] Casey Key Pagoda Garden designed by Michael Gilkey (photo by Laura Gilkey); Padaro Lane Beach Residence designed by Sydney Baumgartner (photo by Carolyn Bennett); The Farm at Little Compton, designed by Michael Vergason (photo by Victoria Vergason)
Much of the award-winning Pioneers Oral History series was originally viewable using Adobe Flash, and was accessible only through TCLF’s website. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts grant program, TCLF began the extensive process of optimizing the videos for posting on YouTube and searching via Google, to make them more accessible to a broader public.
Seminars, Lectures, Technical Assistance TCLF’s president was the keynote speaker at several venues, including the Century Club in New York City; the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the ASLA New Jersey Chapter in Atlantic City; and the twelfth annual Design on the Delaware Conference of AIA Philadelphia. He also delivered the keynote address at a symposium titled "Preservation Matters III Symposium: The Economics of Authenticity" in New Orleans and at the American Public Gardens Association Historic Landscapes Symposium in Winterthur, Delaware, where TCLF's project manager Matthew Traucht also made a presentation. The president delivered the annual spring lecture at Swarthmore College’s Scott Arboretum, and he spoke at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida; the Toronto Arts Club; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He conducted a lengthy interview with Peter Walker at the University of California, Berkeley, where SWA Group’s René Bihan and Tom Fox provided introductions and emceeing, respectively, and three television cameras were on hand to record the event. He also offered introductory remarks at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., for the official opening of the exhibition The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley and a subsequent lecture by Gary Hilderbrand. The president also provided technical assistance (through Bayer Landscape Architecture) to the Martin House Restoration Corporation in Buffalo for the National Historic Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; and to the landscape architecture firm West 8, one of the teams shortlisted in the competition for the Presidio in San Francisco. TCLF project manager Matthew Traucht presented a talk titled "The Experience of Open Space" to more than 100 attendees in the historic Jane Pickens Theater at the Newport Open Space Forum in Newport, Rhode Island. While there, he also took part in an invitational charrette, working with landscape architects, urban planners, historians, and educators to develop a twenty-year strategy for parks planning. In addition, Traucht submitted an abstract—subsequently accepted—for the 2015 annual conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Prosecco & Prose Welcoming the New Year with TCLF’s Board of Directors January 22, 2014 | Washington, D.C. Several of TCLF’s board members who had recently authored or edited a publication were on hand at the foundation’s offices to sign copies of their books amid a convivial atmosphere. The authors included Mac K. Griswold (The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island); Mario Nievera (Forever Green: A Landscape Architect’s Innovative Gardens Offer Environments to Love & Delight); Douglas Reed et al. (Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand [a 2013 ASLA Award of Excellence Winner]); Suzanne L. Turner, ed. (The Garden Diary of Martha Turnbull, Mistress of Rosedown Plantation [a 2013 ASLA Honor Award Winner]); and Thomas Woltz et al. (Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park, Community, Farm).
Tours A Tour of the Oliver Ranch October 12, 2014 | Sonoma County, California
National Building Museum Spotlight on Design: Reed Hilderbrand and the Legacy of Dan Kiley (photo courtesy of TCLF)
Celebrating the Release of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape May 1, 2014 | Washington, D.C.
Renowned Canadian landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander and Susan Herrington, the book’s author, were joined by dozens and dozens of celebrants at this book signing at TCLF's offices.
Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece is the second volume in the award-winning Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series, co-produced by Princeton Architectural Press and TCLF. It examines the evolution of Pittsburgh’s first modern garden plaza and its subsequent restoration. It is the only book to showcase the development of this iconic urban landscape.
A tour of Oliver Ranch in Sonoma County, California (photo by Renè Bihan)
Celebrating the Release of Projective Ecologies October 30, 2014 | Washington, D.C. [top] Mac Griswold greets guests at the first Prosecco & Prose of the year; [middle] Cornelia Oberlander, right, shares her new book with Mary Marsh and Charles Beveridge; [bottom] Nina-Marie Lister and Chris Reed signed books all evening at their event (all photos courtesy of TCLF)
Editors Chris Reed, principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Nina-Marie Lister, an associate professor and associate director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Toronto’s Ryerson University, discussed their book before a packed reception and book signing at TCLF’s offices.
The hills of beautiful Sonoma County provided the backdrop for this tour of a 100-acre ranch belonging to Steve and Nancy Oliver. Their estate was transformed from a sheep ranch into a sculpture ranch, with eighteen site-specific art installations by artists such as Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Ann Hamilton, and Andy Goldsworthy, who were given free rein to create works unencumbered by deadline, budget, or a patron’s expectations. Following the tour, which covered approximately two miles, visitors were treated to a catered lunch and a garden tour at the vineyard home of TCLF Board member Alexis Woods and Daniel Donahoe in nearby Healdsburg. The excursion concluded with dessert and a garden tour of the Clos du Bois winery estate.
2014 ASLA Annual Meeting Events Denver, Colorado
Denver Excursion: Rocky Mountain Mod November 21 | Colorado Springs This sold-out, daylong excursion featured a private visit to the campus of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, which includes Dan Kiley’s 27-acre Air Garden, as well as the Cadet Chapel, a soaring structure designed by Walter Netsch of the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and part of the Cadet Area, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2004. Before heading to the Academy, attendees were treated to a continental breakfast provided by event sponsor Maglin Site Furniture, while lunch was served at True Food Kitchen, known for its seasonal, sustainable, simple, and pure food and founded by
Thanks to the generous, ongoing support of the ASLA, TCLF raised nearly $200,000 at the Society’s Annual Meeting and EXPO for the Foundation’s educational programs. Conference attendees joined TCLF's Board and Stewardship Council Members for a number of special events.
health and wellness icon Dr. Andrew Weil. The day concluded at the 24-acre Denver Botanic Gardens and a private visit to the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of the vibrant and colorful glass sculptures by internationally celebrated artist Dale Chihuly.
Launch Reception: What’s Out There Denver Guide November 21 | Denver Botanic Gardens Gathering for a private twilight reception at Marnie’s Pavilion at the Denver Botanic Gardens, nearly 200 attendees celebrated the launch of the What’s Out There Denver Guide, the first in a new series of online city guides focusing on the landscape architectural heritage of the nation’s urban centers. The guide features more than 60 sites and 24 designers, and was produced in conjunction with the Colorado Chapter of the ASLA and landscape architecture students at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado, Denver, with support from Design Workshop. The evening culminated in the presentation of the 2014 Stewardship Excellence Award to Don and Carolyn Etter, co-managers of Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation. They were recognized for their visionary efforts as citizen-advocates for historic preservation, and their stewardship of the land through an unrivaled body of regional publications, presentations, projects, and photographic work. TCLF is grateful for the participation of the sponsors who underwrote the reception including Bartlett Tree Experts, Coldspring,
[opposite, top photo] Guests enjoying TCLF's Rocky Mountain Mod Excursion at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Colorado Springs, designed by Walter Netsch, Jr.; [Lower right] ASLA EXPO attendees participating in TCLF's 10th annual Silent Auction; [Lower center] TCLF presented its 2014 Stewardship Awards and launched the What's Out There Denver Guide at the Denver Botanic Gardens, which featured an outdoor exhibition by Dale Chihuly; [Lower left] TCLF Excursion guests approaching the U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel, crossing the landscape designed by Dan Kiley (all photos courtesy of TCLF) 13
and Kelco Landscaping and Construction.
2014 Silent Auction November 22 - 23 | Colorado Convention Center TCLF’s tenth annual silent auction to support the Pioneers of American Landscape Design project was held in the exposition hall of the Colorado Convention Center. Made possible by Presenting Sponsors Deeproot, Kornegay Design, and the ASLA, the auction featured exquisite paintings, prints, photographs, and even a living necklace. The array of works by nearly 70 landscape architects and artists—including Roberto Burle Marx, Ken Smith, Michael Kenna, Garie Waltzer, Claude Cormier, and Delaney + Chin— drew fevered bidding, and the auction generated nearly $50,000 in revenue. 14
Treasure Coast Irrigation & Landscape LLC
National Building Museum
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American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter
Sally & Tom Neff
Pauline & Edgar Stern Foundation
Preservation Resource Center
Lois Anne Polan
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Quennell Rothschild & Partners LLP
Water Street Studio
Mark J. Ohstrom
Robin Key Landscape Architecture
William J. Quinlan
SiteWorks Landscape Architecture
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Smith Architectural Group Inc.
Surface Design Inc.
The Community Foundation of Louisville
$2,500 - $4,999
Victoria Steiger & Laurie Olin
Charles A. Birnbaum
Evelyn P. & Edward W. Rose
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Eleanor & Charlton Ames
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Judith & John Tankard
Tropical Irrigation Incorporated
Ronald Bentley & Salvatore LaRosa
Craig K. Bergmann
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AHBE Landscape Architects
Jeff Allen Landscape Architecture LLC
American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
Sally & Sanders Berk
Johnson & Johnson
Rose Cullivan Hock
Thomas Eddington Jr.
Arentz Landscape Architects
Carolyn & Don Etter
Armstrong Landscape Design Group Inc.
Muhleman Charitable Family Fund
Mary & George Elling
Judith Evans Parker
American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter
Darlene & Albert H. (Chip) Conrad Gonzalo Cruz
Mundus Bishop Design Inc.
Orsman Design Inc.
Raymond Jungles, Inc.
Joseph Ewan Rita Ferguson
The Cultural Landscape Foundation 2014 Donors $50,000 & Above
Smith Family Trust
American Society of Landscape Architects
Tillett Lighting Design Inc.
Peter R. McQuillan and Adam R. Rose
Janet Rosenberg & Studio
Virginia Center for Architecture
National Endowment for the Arts
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$5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Hilda & Arturo Brillembourg Michael Derrig Julie Donnell & John Shoaff Sandy Fischer Holly Sharp Victor F. Trahan, III
Suzanne & Rich Clary
Barbara & Chris Dixon
American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter
Shaun Saer Duncan
Lisa Calibani Lowry
Chicago Architecture Foundation
DeepRoot Green Infrastructure LLC
Hess, Roise & Company
The Rifkind Family Foundation
Kelco Landscape & Construction
Joan Shafran & Rob Haimes
Zachary Crawford Mary Ellen Flanagan Gina Ford & James T. Mayeux Catherine & William Rose Susan Van Atta & Ken Radtkey American Public Garden Association American Society of Landscape Architects, New Jersey Chapter Boynton Botanicals LLC Heritage Landscapes LLC Indiana University Kornegay Design LLC Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Park West Landscape Inc Parker Design Associates Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
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American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter Bonstra | Haresign
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Clinton & Associates PC
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Savino & Miller Design Studio
Forest City Washington
Luck Companies Foundation
Shinberg Levinas Architectural Design
Suzanne Turner & Scott Purdin
Maglin Site Furniture
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Arleyn & Newt Levee
SMI Landscape Architecture Inc
Thomas L. Woltz
Maria & Robert Kelly Stewardship
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jane & Christopher LaGuardia
Steve Durrant LLC
Bayer Landscape Architecture PLLC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
University of Miami, School of Architecture
Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture
The Marker Group LLC
Mary & Richard Gray
City of Toronto
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Urban Strategies Inc.
Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture
The Villagers Inc.
Mary & Robert W. Griffith
Seibert & Rice
Suzanne & Christopher Nolan
John Grove 16
Mary & Robert Rounsavall
Eliza & Hugh Nevin
Duchess Tomson Emerson
Elizabeth & James Boasberg
Shelby M. and John K. Saer, Jr.
Anna & Joseph Karr
Dolly & William Schnell
Jan Saltiel Rafel
Robert A. Goren
Sara & Derek Bradford
E. A. Northshield
Judy Byrd Brittenaum
James H. McLaughlin
George O. Siekkinen
Richard C. Bumstead
Diane & Gary Kesler
F. Kevin Schultze
Rebecca & Malcolm Cairns
Ann Canning Schruben
Neil G. Odenwald
Susan & Steven Kline
Ying Ying Yong
Robert Kulp, Jr.
M. Brian Tichenor
Leslie Parchman Olson
Brooke Whiting Cash
Sandra & Timothy Crowley
April Philips Design Works
Jeannette S. Craycraft
Susan & Jim Stockard
Delaney + Chin
Nora Leake Cameron
Leslie Morris Smith
Albert R. Lamb
John Sulpy, Jr.
Merna & Joseph Guttentag
Katherine A. Terzi
Sandra Donnell & Justin Faggioli
The Malkin Fund Inc.
Sally Guy & Thomas Brown, Jr.
Lillie Petit Gallagher
Susan & Glenn Lowry
Patricia M. Cullinan
Laurri J. Lindsey
Josephine & JoAnn Musumeci
Esley Ian Hamilton
$75 - $149
Corinna F. Hammond
Ruth Ann Lostracco
E. Allan Spulecki
Susan Kay Weiler
Joan & Bruce Pikas
Ellen & Stuart O. Dawson
Christine Madrid French
Ann Price Davis
Indianapolis Musuem of Art
Ralph Eagle, Jr.
Louis Joyner Architect
Judy & David Moise
Oak Alley Foundation
Carmen A. Jiron
Campion Hruby Landscape Architecture
Francesca G. Anderson
Margaret & Theodore Robb
John L. Mayer
Walker Creek Garden Design
Sara L. Osborne
Charles Luck Stone Center
Wendy & Peter Rolland
Margot & Ken Helphand
Debra & Zeb Mayhew
CMG Landscape Architecture
Up to $74
Columbus Area Visitors Center
Susan Cahill Aylward
Albert P. Hinckley, Jr.
Dynerman Architects PC
Mary G. Padua
Earth Design Associates
Mary Pat Hogan
Evelyn & Joseph McGee
Grace Tankersley & Nicholas Quennell
Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary
Carol & Joe Shull
Jacob I. Melamed
Rolf T. Anderson
Architectural & Historical Research
Reed Hilderbrand LLC
Nancy & Louis Slade
Graycliff Conservancy Inc.
Nancy C. Somerville
Ronald D. Ricchezza
Haas Landscape Architects
Mary Ann Lasch
Jon S. Emerson
Susan Adele Ritterpusch
Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation
Mary Anne Thornton
Marion Pressley Susan Rademacher Ann Roberts
The Newport Tree Society University of Virginia
$150 - $249
Nan M. Laird
Virginia & Richard Irwin
Constance & Don Santarelli
Elizabeth Jane MacLeish
Mary Eugenia Myer
Statement of Position Financial Position Statement of Financial Ending Dec. 31, 2014 (Audited)
Statement of Jan Activities Statement of Activities 1-Dec 31, 2014 (Audited)
Assets Cash & cash equivalents Contributions Receivable Prepaid Expenses and other assets Property & equipment, net Investments
Revenues Contributions & grants In-kind contributions Program revenue Technical assistance & Honoraria Publication sales Fundraising events, net Net realized & unrealized gain on investments Interest & dividend income
161,797 248,365 40,192 68,110 1,999,953 2,518,417
Liabilities and Net Assets Liabilities Accounts payable Accrued expenses Deferred Revenue Other liabilities Total Liabilities Net Assets Unrestricted Undesignated Board designated Total unrestricted Temporarily Restricted
Total Revenues 5,684 75,503 1,750 21,417 104,354
1,870,698 21,266 1,891,964 522,099
Total Net Assets
Total Liabilities and Net Assets
Financial statements for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014, audited by Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP.
Statement of Activities Jan 1-Dec 31, 2014 (Audited)
Expenses Progam Services Supporting Services Management and general Management and general in-kind Fundraising Fundraising in-kind
Changes in Net Assets Net Assets at Beginning of Year
Financial statements for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014, audited by Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP.
273,022 2,141,041 $
209,355 53,847 50,339 624
Total Supporting Services
Net Assets at End of Year
814,833 112,099 136,881 41,400 8,811 40,430 123,814 46,156
Charting our Financial Growth
Contributions & grants
Fundraising events, net
Interest & dividends
Technical assistance & honoraria
2,414,063 The marks “The Cultural Landscape Foundation,” “Landslide,” “Pioneers of American Landscape Design,” and “What’s Out There” are registered trademarks of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. 21