Photo by Barrett Doherty, 2019
Join SiteWorks Partners Annette Wilkus, FASLA, and Julia Gold to explore the extensive research and design challenges to maintain Dan Kiley’s design intent for the atrium at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice. Learn about using subtropical plants and the complexities of constructing an indoor atrium in a historic building.
The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice headquarters building, designed by Kevin Roche of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates in 1968, included a 9,000 square foot, and a 160-foot tall Atrium garden designed by Dan Kiley. The Foundation’s mission-driven renovation modernized the building including a renovation of the garden to restore the spirit of the original Kiley design
Since its completion in 2018, SiteWorks has been working closely with the Ford Foundation and Alpine Contracting to maintain the garden in an active building without using chemicals. They will discuss the challenges and successes of creating an environment rich with plants in an interior location including temperature and humidity fluctuations, cleaning the plants, developing the use of beneficial insects to control disease, and the program to replace plants that may fail.
This tour is taking place concurrently with TCLF’s The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley exhibition now on view at The Exhibition Space at ABC Stone through April 30. The exhibition, organized and curated by TCLF, is free and open by appointment (Monday-Friday, between 9:00 AM-4:00 PM ET, please contact Tina Annino to schedule a tour email@example.com)
1.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.