Breaking Ground: The Influence of Piet Oudolf’s Perennial Gardens

Breaking Ground: The Influence of Piet Oudolf’s Perennial Gardens

When one enters Chicago’s Lurie Garden or New York’s High Line, it is clear these are not traditionally cultivated gardens, nor are they prairies, woodlands, or meadows, where composition is left to the whims of natural forces. Rather, they are composed and curated landscapes that evoke a site’s ecological past, celebrate the best attributes of […]

Successful Design is Inspired by a Site’s History and Conditions

Successful Design is Inspired by a Site’s History and Conditions

For a landscape architect, “unique design” and “rare and unusual” are both, ideally, natural outcomes on any site – but only if a design team can successfully allow the rich history and conditions of the site to drive the design process. At the time of commissioning for the Lurie Garden, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) was […]