Keynote Speakers

2012 ACSA Administrators Conference
November 1-3, 2012 | Austin, TX
Co-chairs: Frederick Steiner, Nichole Wiedemann + Kevin Alter, University of Texas at Austin

Laurie Olin

Laurie Olin is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today. From vision to realization, he has guided many of OLIN’s signature projects, which span the history of the studio from Washington Monuments Grounds in Washington DC to Bryant Park in New York City. His recent projects include the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland.

Keynote and Reception / Thursday / 11.01.12 / 6:00pm-8:30pm

*Join us immediately following the keynote for a reception.

Jeanne Gang

Visionary architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, a Chicago-based collective of architects, designers, and thinkers whose projects confront pressing contemporary issues. Driven by curiosity, intelligence, and radical creativity, Jeanne has produced some of today’s most innovative and award-winning architecture. The transformative potential of her work is exemplified by such recent projects as the Aqua Tower (named the 2009 Emporis Skyscraper of the Year), Northerly Island framework plan,Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center.

Keynote and Reception / Friday / 11.02.12 / 6:30-9:00pm

*This keynote will be held off-site at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. Join us immediately following the keynote for a reception. Buses will be provided.

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