Mertz Library Humanities

The Art of the Possible:
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander’s Landscapes:
Beka Sturges

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

1 p.m. EST | NYBG

Famed landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander left an outstanding legacy of built work in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Her imaginative designs, sustainable practices, and compelling lectures encouraged legions of professionals to follow her path. The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s newly announced award, the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize, is named in her honor.

Beka Sturges, a much-honored designer in her own right, presents the work of a remarkable woman she personally knew and admired. Featured projects will include the Museum of Anthropology, Robson Square, and VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre-all in Oberlander’s hometown of Vancouver-along with other works of exceptional influence: Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife, and the New York Times Building Atrium in Manhattan.

A partner at Reed Hilderbrand, Beka Sturges leads the firm’s New Haven office. Her design work, both public and private, is noted for its powerful spatial, cultural, and environmental values and includes current projects at Yale University, Storm King Art Center, and Dumbarton Oaks. Sturges was the project landscape architect for the acclaimed expansion of The Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts. She teaches at the Yale School of Architecture.


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