April 13, 2021
On Tuesday, March 30, the ICAA hosted award-winning landscape architect and author Janice Parker for a virtual lecture, in which she shared her insights on the collaborative design process. Janice reviewed innovative historical collaborations and relationships, as well as current examples, that have led to successful outcomes. Additionally, she explored the reasoning and methodology of the collaborative spirit that has formed the foundation for some of the most memorable projects.
The collaborative process has many aspects, beginning with a strong understanding of how the process will work, and how to create the most meaningful partnerships. There is a special relationship between the architect and landscape architect and it is essential to unite the talent, vision and aesthetic sensitivity of the design team to achieve the most distinguished finished projects.
Born and raised in New York City, Janice Parker grew up studying the natural and urban environment. While studying at Parsons School of Design, and with John Brookes at the Clock House School of Garden Design in England, she worked in the floral business, designing extensively for public and private events and spaces. These experiences solidified her passion for landscape design, and in 1984 she officially launched her eponymous firm, Janice Parker Landscape Architects. She chose the unique journey of gaining her landscape architecture license through independent training, practical experience and mentorship from other respected professionals in the field of design. Janice has conceptualized and directed innovative landscape architecture for national private and public clients across the United States.
Janice Parker Landscape Architects has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Veranda, The Wall Street Journal, Luxe Interiors + Design, The Washington Post Online and Vogue - to name a few. In 2017, Images Publishing released “Designing A Vision” which is authored by Janice and showcases the firm’s work.
Presented as part of the Bunny Mellon Curricula at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The ICAA is very grateful to the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation for its generous support of this program, along with the Curricula's Lead Co-Sponsor Hollander Design Landscape Architects, Film Series Co-Sponsor Janice Parker Landscape Architects, Landscape Prize Co-Sponsor Harrison Design, Continuing Education and Public Programs Co-Sponsor Charlotte Moss, and Garden Symposium Co-Sponsor Kathryn M. and Ronald J. Herman Charitable Foundation.
Lead Annual Public Programs Sponsor: RINCK
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Dell Mitchell Architects
Seasonal Public Programs Sponsor: Hyde Park Mouldings
And special thanks to Denise LeFrak Calicchio
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