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Lecture: Shannon Nichol, Bracken Lecturer/Exhibitor

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Stuckeman Jury Space

Shannon Nichol, PLA, FASLA, LEED AP – founding principal of GGN, a landscape architecture firm, and Penn State Department of Landscape Architecture 2017 John R. Bracken Lecturer/Exhibitor – will deliver a lecture as part of the Stuckeman School lecture series. The lecture accompanies the opening of Nichol's exhibit, titled "Repair Works," in the Stuckeman School's Rouse Gallery. The lecture and exhibit (which continues 9 a.m.–4 p.m. each weekday through the end of May) are free and open to the public.

NOTE: The Department of Landscape Architecture will provide Pennsylvania Clock Hour certificates (1 total hour) for any PA-DE ASLA members who attend this education program lecture.

Shannon Nichol is a founding partner of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Her designs, including Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus, and Boston’s North End Parks, are widely recognized for being deeply embedded in their neighborhoods and natural contexts. Shannon's work incorporates complex functions into simple frameworks and refined landforms.

Nichol is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (Seattle). She and her partners received the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Landscape Architecture in 2011. The firm’s project awards include ASLA National Awards of Excellence, ASLA and AIA Honor Awards for Design, Tucker Design Awards, and Great Places Awards from the Environmental Design Research Association. Shannon lectures internationally, frequently juries for design awards, and serves on advisory committees for universities and non-profits.

Nichol’s recent and current projects include Lower Rainier Vista and Pedestrian Land Bridge at the University of Washington, India Basin Waterfront Park in San Francisco, Seattle Streetcar: City Center Connector, and Washington State’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Shannon Nichol walking on urban street. Image credit: Jose Mandojana
The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park. Image credit: Lynda Oyama Bryan
Lower Rainier Vista & Pedestrian Land Bridge