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In Memoriam: Harriet Pattison

Image credit: Harriet Pattison, FASLA / Barrett Doherty, The Cultural Landscape Foundation

From The New York Times: Harriet Pattison, FASLA, a “noted landscape architect whose projects included the grounds of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and the memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt on Roosevelt Island in New York City, both of them collaborations with the architect Louis Kahn, with whom she had a son, died on Monday at her home in Newtown Square, Pa. She was 94.”

Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX / Charles Birnbaum, FASLA

Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX / Charles Birnbaum, FASLA

"Ms. Pattison practiced landscape architecture for more than 30 years, working alone but often collaborating with architects she knew through Mr. Kahn. Her notable projects included a master plan for the Hershey Company’s 150-acre Pennsylvania headquarters, with the design firm Ballinger; the design for the Columbia Avenue Station in North Philadelphia, with Mitchell/Giurgola; and landscapes for private homes in Pennsylvania and Maine, including several designed by Peter Bohlin, an American Institute of Architects gold medal winner."

Read the full obituary.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) published a remembrance and an oral history with Pattison.

And in its April 2021 issue, Landscape Architecture Magazine explored Pattison’s book -- Our Days Are Like Full Years: A Memoir with Letters from Louis Kahn (Yale University Press, 2020)

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