SHANNON NICHOL PRESENTS THE 2018 ELWOOD LECTURE AT IOWA STATE
March 21, 2018 – Shannon Nichol will present “Drawing and Building Landscape” as the 2018 P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University at 6pm Monday, March 26 in 2055 Hoover Hall.
The lecture will provide insight into GGN’s design process and culture that emphasizes “creating and retaining distinct concepts and congruent detailing rationale from concept through construction.” Shannon will highlight GGN’s use of hand drawings for collaborative communication, critique, and design development by sharing the informal, internal working drawings behind some of the firm’s most prominent projects.
Shannon will also discuss the importance and challenge of customized detailing, with examples from projects such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle and the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
The P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture was established in 1997 to honor the legacy of Professor Philip H. Elwood, who is credited with developing the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. The lecture series brings renowned professional practitioners to the Iowa State campus as guest lecturers each year.