JANICE PARKER, RLA, ASLA
Award-winning landscape architect Janice Parker has dedicated her creative life to the pursuit of craft, quality, innovation and art. Originally from New York City she has always been drawn to the natural world. “I knew every tree on my street and to this day my favorite landscapes are along
the Hudson River. My very first memory is of a flower.” Her work has been heavily influenced by the classical teachings of her artist peers. Since creating Janice Parker Landscape Architects in 1984, Janice has cultivated the firm to one of national prominence. Under her guidance, the firm has
been honored with multiple awards including the 2017 Stars of Design Award for Landscape Design, the 2017 New England Design Hall of Fame Award, the 2016 Stanford White Award for Garden Design, the 2015 Professional Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the 2012 National Palladio Award for Landscape Architecture.
As an active member of the Stewardship Council for The Cultural Landscape Foundation her notable career has embodied the essence of stewardship through education. To that end Janice actively mentors, lectures and volunteers. She has taught Landscape Design and Construction Detailing at the New York Botanical Gardens and New York Horticultural Society and has lectured at the Parrish Art Museum, Boscobel House and Gardens, New Canaan Nature Center, The Bruce Museum and the Greenwich Garden Center.
CREATING LANDSCAPES – VISION & PROCESS
In her well‐rounded career as a landscape architect, horticultural specialist, garden consultant, teacher, floral designer and speaker, Janice Parker has distinguished herself by rethinking accepted landscape practices and developing inventive, personal solutions for difficult problems. In this lecture Parker recalls her experience and practice, though case studies and anecdotes and offers unique personal insights into the design process. The presentation features breathtaking photography augmented by color renderings, inspiring artworks, brief videos and plans.