Lunchtime lecture with visiting landscape architect Hu Jie
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
Lunchtime lecture with visiting landscape architect Hu Jie

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions is pleased to host a lunchtime presentation by Professor Hu Jie, director of the Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute (THUDPI) in Beijing.   

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, noon

WHERE: Parsons Gallery on the second floor of the Urban Studies Building.

Attendees are welcome to bring and eat their lunch during the presentation.

Hu Jie and his team at THUDPI have designed many award-winning parks and other projects across China on sites from a few acres up to many square miles in size. Before returning to China he worked at Sasaki & Associates in Boston. 

Hu led the team that designed the American Society of Landscape Architects award-winning  Olympic Forest Park, the 1,680 acre park north of the 2008 Beijing Olympics venues.  His team  designed the 1,557 acre Tangshan Nanhu Eco-city Central Park, on the site of collapsed coal mines, a dump and former contaminated factory sites.  The Quarry Garden in the Shanghai Botanical Garden won a 2012 ASLA honor award.

Professor Hu is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows Executive Committee.  

According to the ASLA website, his "design approach integrates Western principles of science and engineering with traditional Chinese philosophies of art, literature and garden design. His work exemplifies interdisciplinary collaboration, integrating function, art, science and culture with sustainable strategies for resource conservation." 

Professor Hu will also give a public lecture at 7pm at Smith Memorial Center, Vanport Room (Room 338.)

Event co-sponsored by the PSU School of Architecture, College of Urban and Public Affairs, and Portland Parks Foundation.