GGN: Landscapes 1999 - 2018
published by timber press
written with thaisa way
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) is a landscape architecture firm based in Seattle, Washington. GGN was founded in 1999 by Jennifer Guthrie, Shannon Nichol, and Kathryn Gustafson, and it is world-renowned for designing high-use landscapes in complex, urban contexts. GGN: Landscapes 1999-2018 is the first book devoted to their ground-breaking work. It surveys some of their most important achievements including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus in Seattle, Washington; the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC; the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois; and the Venice Biennale in Italy.
Packed with practical design lessons and inspiration, this is a must-have resource for design students and professionals, and fans of beautifully designed public spaces. Dr. Thaisa Way surveys several of GGN’s projects with an eye towards addressing practical design questions, with a foreword by Dr. Scott Stewart. Many exceptional photographers have contributed their work, including new photos by Catherine Tighe.
This monograph is available at most booksellers, including Peter Miller Books.
GGN Re-envisions the Monograph
Aaron King for “The Dirt,” January 7, 2019
In 2013, urban landscape historian Thaïsa Way, FASLA, embedded herself in the office of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) in Seattle, Washington in order to understand the firm’s inner workings. That initial academic curiosity sparked a collaborative relationship, the remarkable result of which is GGN Landscapes 1999-2018, a compendium of GGN’s projects that interweaves theory and practice. The book sets a new standard for landscape architecture monographs.
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