Eelco Hooftman / GROSS. MAX. Landscape Architects

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
November 12, 2014 - 5:30pm

Eelco Hooftman will present the lecture "Another Green World" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12. The lecture is free and open to the public. The reception following the lecture will recognize the 2014 ASLA Student Honor Award recently won by students in Assistant Professor Sarah Cowles' "Bigger Darby" spring 2014 senior studio.

Hooftman, founding partner with Bridget Baines of GROSS. MAX. Landscape Architects, integrates theory and practice of landscape architecture in an extensive output of international projects and award winning competition designs.  Current projects include a Master Plan for Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London, an 800 hectare park in Chengdu, China and the transformation of the former Tempelhof Airport Berlin into a new public park.

Between 1990 – 2008, Hooftman taught at the School of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and was co-founder of an innovative post graduate program Art, Space and Nature. He has been a regular visiting critic at the AA London, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam and ETH Zurich and is the first landscape architect to be selected as member of the Royal Society of the Arts in Scotland.

The work of GROSS. MAX. has been awarded the European landscape Award 2006 by Topos Magazine and Public Realm Architect of the Year 2010 by Building Design. Collaborations include Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Amanda Levete Architects as well as with planting designer Piet Oudolf and artist Mark Dion. According to Hooftman, the work of GROSS. MAX. combines a Dutch sense of experiment with a British sense of humor and a German sense of rigor.