Spring 2013 Public Lecture Series – Kathryn Gustafson & Neil Porter

Spring 2013 Public Lecture Series – Kathryn Gustafson & Neil Porter
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Spring 2013 Public Lecture Series – Kathryn Gustafson - Neil PorterLecture Title: Designing Atmospheres and a Place that Fits

Introduction by Melissa Cate Christ, Assistant Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hon Kong

Bio of Sepakers:

Kathryn Gustafson

Kathryn Gustafson was born in the state of Washington, USA, and was educated at the University of Washington in Seattle, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Ecole National Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles where she received her diploma in 1979. Kathryn Gustafson brings over 25 years of distinguished practice to Gustafson Porter. Her
award-winning work includes a widely known series of projects in France, and recently acclaimed projects have ranged throughout Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Kathryn’s design work has been predominantly civic, institutional, and corporate. Projects have ranged in scale from a tenth of an acre to 150 acres, including parks, gardens, and community
spaces. Two partner offices, Gustafson Porter in London and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol in Seattle, continue to evolve the design approach of Gustafson’s work into new contexts of time, culture, and nature. Kathryn Gustafson is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture and a medalist of the French Academy of Architecture. She is the recipient of the ASLA Design Medal, the Chrysler Design Award, London’s Jane Drew Prize and the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize for Architecture 2012.

Neil Porter

Neil Porter was born in Surrey in 1958. He was awarded a first class degree at Newcastle University School of Architecture and then awarded a diploma with honors from the Architectural Association in London in 1983. Neil worked with Bernard Tschumi on the Parc de la Villette in Paris where he first met Kathryn Gustafson. He has also been a designer for leading London practices such as Terry Farrell Architects, Ian Ritchie Architects, Alsop, Lyall and Stormer and John Lyall Architects. In 1997 Neil established Gustafson Porter
with Kathryn Gustafson and is responsible for design and management of the London office. Completed Gustafson Porter projects include the restoration of the Dinosaur Park at Crystal Palace Park, the National Botanic Garden of Wales internal landscape and the Treasury Courtyards with Foster + Partners, the Westergasfabriek Culture Park in Amsterdam, the Swiss Cottage Open Space and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park. Other projects include the Garden of Forgiveness and the Shoreline Walk in Beirut, the Bay East Gardens in Singapore and the restoration of a Desert Park in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. Over the last ten years, Neil has extended his interest in design and architecture to the field of landscape architecture and masterplanning. His design for the Old Market Square in Nottingham has won multiple awards. Neil was leader of the design team in the development of the structural landscape for the Barking Riverside residential development within the Thames flood plain. He is currently working on the design of a landscape masterplan for the CityLife Park in Milan.

Neil has taught at the Architectural Association where he was a Unit Master from 1984–1987. He lectures internationally and sits on several design review panels. In 2011 he was a jury member for the President’s Design Award Singapore and WAN Award.


Additional Information:

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

This lecture is open to the general public.

The Spring 2013 Public Lecture Series are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.