Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Firm Visit

Second and third-year landscape architecture students visited the firm OHH Ochsner Hare and Hare, a design studio of Olsson Associates located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The firm visit introduced students to the career of landscape architecture and the range of skill and project types covered in professional practice. The experience helped the students discover the link between what they do now in school and what they can become in the future. Ochsner Hare & Hare is a landscape architecture and planning design studio originally located in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1910, the Hare’s collaborated with George Kessler on some of Kansas City’s iconic landscape projects including the Park and Boulevards system, the original Country Club Plaza and residential communities within J.C. Nichols’ Country Club District. In 2014 Ochsner Hare & Hare merged with Olsson Associates, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm and opened a landscape architecture studio in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Collaboration with the Sheldon Museum of Art

The second-year landscape architecture studio has been investigation the Sheldon sculpture gardens and art collection as part of our first studio project. Students analyzed archival sculpture garden concepts and drawing from Phillip Johnson and Caudill, Rowlett and Scott. In October, the studio will receive a guided gallery tour of the recent Approaching Landscape exhibition from a curatorial staff member. The gallery has over ninety works depicting the complex relationship between culture and nature.

For additional information on the Approaching Landscape exhibition see link: http://www.sheldonartmuseum.org/exhibitions/approaching-landscape