• FOF Program


Perspectives on Place

Moderated by Keith Morgan
Director of Architectural Studies, History of Art & Architecture Department, Boston University


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Visible | Invisible

Clark Museum
Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA, FAAR
Principal, Reed Hilderbrand, LLC Landscape Architecture
6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Lecture
Wheelock College, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA
Seating is limited and reservations are required.


What you see: the tangible, reduced, edited, straightforward reality we build.
What you don’t see: what came before, what’s beneath the surface, what’s behind the shapes or patterns, below the horizon, past the view, beyond our capacity to see.

Gary Hilderbrand is a Principal of the award-winning firm Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects and is Professor of Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Mr. Hilderbrand will draw from his firm’s diverse projects and illustrate how history and geography are filtered through a modern design aesthetic to create meaningful places.

Limited street parking is available. Public parking is not allowed in the Wheelock parking lot. Venue is easily accessible by MBTA Green C Line (Hawes Street) or D Line (Longwood) trains.

DECEMBER 2014 LECTURE: Dwelling in Landscape

Thank you to Wheelock College for their generosity in hosting our lectures.

Co-sponsors of 2014-2015 Lecture Series:
National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Boston University History of Art and Architecture Department
Brookline Green Space Alliance
Brookline Historical Society
Charles River Conservancy
Community Outreach Group, Inc.
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
The Fenway Alliance
Friends of Mount Auburn
Friends of the Muddy River
Friends of the Public Garden
High Street Hill Association
Historic New England
Library of American Landscape History
Massachusetts Historical Society
National Association for Olmsted Parks
New England Landscape Design & History Association
New England Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians
Tower Hill Botanical Garden
The Trustees of Reservations
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

April 2018:
What Is a Park For? Olmsted, Obama, and the Meanings of Urban Landscape

Carlo Rotella
December 2017:
Beyond Drawings: The Olmsted Archives as Muse and Vision

Lucinda Brockway

March 2017:
Lewis Mumford’s Green Urbanism

Aaron Sachs
December 2016:
From the Granite Garden to West Philadelphia (with a nod to the Fens): Restoring Nature & Communities

Anne Whiston Spirn

April 2016:
Parks: Cornerstone of Civic Revitalization

Rolf Diamant
December 2015:
The “Fairsted School”: An Enduring Legacy

Ethan Carr

March 2015:

Gary Hilderbrand

December 2014:
Dwelling in Landscape

Daniel Bluestone

March 2014:
The Shaping of Regions: The New York Regional Plan and the Origins of Planning in America

Robert Yaro

November 2013:
From Buffalo to Boston: Olmsted’s Evolving Vision of Urban Park Systems

Francis R. Kowsky