With a constantly changing landscape around Seattle, an organization you should familiarize yourself with is the Seattle Architecture Foundation. This non-profit focuses on educating the public about the built and developed environment around us here in Seattle, offering walking tours and special presentations designed around giving audiences a better sense of connection to Seattle’s buildings, parks, and neighborhoods
This Thursday, April 19th, the Seattle Architecture Foundation is hosting a very special event with world-renownedÂ Â landscape architect and urban designerÂ James Corner. If you’re not very familiar with Corner’s name, you may be more familiar with some of his more well known works. Corner is the man behindÂ the High Line, New York City; Freshkills Park, Staten Island; Shelby Farms Park, Memphis; the Race Street Pier, Philadelphia; Lake Ontario Park, Toronto; MGM City Center, Las Vegas; Shenzhen Qianhai Urban Design Plan, China; Central Waterfront, Seattle; and the San Juan Knowledge Corridor, Puerto Rico. Just to name a few.
The Seattle Architecture foundation will be hosting this landscape design-centered evening this Thursday at Benaroya Recital Hall, with doors open at 6:30. Tickets are going fast, priced at $20 for general audiences- if you’re a student, a senior, or a member you’re getting access to this event for a steal at only $10. Get your tickets here, and enjoy a great evening of architectural education.