Michel Desvigne / Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor

Intermediate Natures
March 26, 2014 - 5:30pm


Michel Desvigne will present the lecture "Intermediate Natures" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26. The lecture is free and open to the public. Desvigne is a landscape architect internationally renowned for his rigorous and contemporary designs and for the originality and relevance of his research work. His projects are developed in more than twelve different countries and regularly appear in the international press. He is the 2014 Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School.

Desvigne has worked with leading architects including Herzog and de Meuron, Foster + Partners, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Christian de Portzamparc, I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, and Richard Rogers. He was awarded the French national Urbanism Grand Prize in 2011. Among Desvigne’s most renowned urban public spaces are Draï Eechelen Park (Luxembourg), Sammons Park in Dallas, the St. Louis Art Museum, the New Qatar National Museum in Doha, Burgos Boulevard (Spain), Lyon Confluence 2, and Ile Seguin prefiguration garden (France). Desvigne was recently awarded the leading role in the planning and implementation of the Paris-Saclay cluster (7700 ha), the landscape and urban plan for the development of Euralens (1200 ha), as well as the redevelopment of the old port of Marseille.


Image courtsey of Michel Desvigne