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School of Architecture College of Design

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes

September 4 - October 24, 2010

The work of Andrea Cochran sculpts and navigates space through a seamless integration of landscape, art and architecture. Her work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment. Spare geometry applied to vibrant plant life results in sharp compositional order. This exercise in restraint heightens a sense of the elements—texture, light and movement.

Her firm, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, based in San Francisco, was founded in 1998. Cochran recently was honored as one of the Landscape Design Award finalists in the Cooper-Hewitt 2010 National Design Awards.

Cochran has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for over 25 years. She graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California in 1981. After working in collaborative partnerships for over 10 years, she established Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, known for seamlessly integrating landscape, art, and architecture. The work of Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture is distinguished by its careful attention to site, climate, and the choreography of experience.

Curated by Jim Dozier, HGA Gallery exhibition coordinator and lecturer, School of Architecture, College of Design

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