July 8, 2017
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Universal Principles in Landscape Design Lecture - February 4, 2017 10am
José L. Magán, renowned landscape architect, will provide a lecture on the universal principles of design related to landscape architecture. The lecture will begin at 10am, but please join us for coffee and donuts starting at 9:15am. If you attended our 2016 Garden Walk, you saw Jose's designs in fruition at the Homewood Garden titled, "Grandchildren's Garden Delight".
Universal design principles are typically applied in the creation of great outdoor spaces and shared by different design professions. We will review some of these principles such as symmetry and balance, contrast, proportion and scale, rhythm and repetition, and sequence and circulation. Then, if time allows we could see how the functional use, visual characteristics, and aesthetics of plants can be successfully applied to landscape design.
Founder and Principal of Accent Urban Design in 2009, José L. Magán studied architecture at the Universidad del Valle (’83) in Cali, Colombia, and worked as an architect in Colombia for five years. Mr. Magán completed Master’s degrees in Architecture (‘91) and Landscape Architecture (‘94) at Ball State University. Subsequently he developed academic programs for teaching design studios and theory of landscape architecture, architecture, and interior design for universities in Mexico and Colombia. In 1999, Mr. Magán settled in the Chicago area, where he has worked in landscape architecture, urban design, and land planning projects in the Chicago metropolitan and northwest Indiana area, the U.S. and abroad. He has been a consultant for companies based in Chicago, New York, Mexico, and Singapore.
Why Attend Union Street's Garden Walk?
Our garden walk shares one thing with other garden walks - beautiful gardens in the south suburbs. So why attend our garden walk? We have different artists working in each garden. No only will you get to see these artists working on their pieces inspired by each garden, you can come visit the gallery a few months later to see the completed works.
What is the Garden Walk?
Union Street Gallery's garden walk usually happens in the beginning of July. The walk features a wide variety of gardens in the south suburbs. We have been fortunate enough to have gardens from Chicago Heights, South Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Homewood, Flossmoor, Frankfort, and more in the past. The gardens are curated by artist, Marikay Peter Witlock.