Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Landscape Architect Harriet Pattison Tells Story Of Her Role Working With Louis Kahn Designing Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park

Harriet Pattison is a landscape architect who collaborated with Louis Kahn in the design of the Roosevelt Island FDR 4 Freedoms Park. According to the Cultural Landscape Foundation:

... in 1958, she met architect Louis Kahn. Kahn played an instrumental role in Pattison’s life, encouraging her studies in landscape architecture and fathering her son Nathaniel in 1962....
... She launched her career in the office of George Erwin Patton, where she worked until 1970. There she collaborated with Kahn on the design for the grounds of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, then later, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial in New York’s Four Freedoms Park...
Ms Pattison describes her work with Louis Kahn on the Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park to the Cultural Landscape Foundation Oral History Project. It's very interesting. Take a look.

More of the Cultural Landscape Foundation Harriet Pattison Oral History Project here.