Andrea Cochran brown bag October 4, 2010

AC 200.jpgThe Department of Landscape Architecture will host Andrea Cochran of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture for a brown bag session entitled Inside the Office of Andrea Cochran on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 12 p.m. in 225 Rapson Hall.

Cochran (right) has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 25 years. She graduated from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California in 1981. After working in collaborative partnerships for more than 10 years, she established Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in 1998, known for seamlessly integrating landscape, art, and architecture. Her work is distinguished by its careful attention to site, climate, and the choreography of experience.

Cochran will also present Choreographed Landscapes at 6 p.m. in 100 Rapson Hall on the evening of October 4, 2010 for the 2010 College of Design lecture series. Cochran will discuss how she shapes space as a landscape architect in both small gardens and larger landscapes: spare geometry applied to vibrant plant life results in sharp compositional order, yielding landscapes that convey a heightened sense of texture, light, and movement.

The lecture will be followed by an exhibition and reception for Andrea Cochran: Landscapes currently on display in the HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall) through October 24, 2010.

Stone Edge Farm 450.jpgStone Edge Farm, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture