Surfacedesign lecture

Surfacedesign’s 2014 Emerging Voices lecture demonstrates the firm's emphasis on personal histories.

June 16, 2014

Recorded on March 6, 2014

Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

Geoff di Girolamo, James Lord, and Roderick Wyllie, principals of the San Francisco landscape architecture and urban design practice Surfacedesign, Inc., focus on creating landscapes that “connect people to their built environment” with an emphasis on “personal histories and connections between culture and natural environment.”

In their lecture, di Girolamo, Lord, and Wyllie discuss current and recent projects, including the Museum of Steel in Monterey, Mexico; the Auckland International Airport Gateway in New Zealand; the IBM building in Honolulu, Hawaii; and the Lands End Visitors Center in San Francisco, California.


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