5:30pm – 6:30pm: Self-guided Tour
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Lecture
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Reception
Co-presented with the New Canaan Nature Center.
Landscape designer Deborah Nevins will discuss her work and recent projects. Her talk is preceded by a self-guided tour of the Glass House and followed by a light reception.
Deborah Nevins is the president of Deborah Nevins & Associates, the New York-based landscape design firm she founded over 25 years ago, and a principal of Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture. Her firm’s recent work includes the 40-acre Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center and Park in Athens (with Renzo Piano Building Workshop), and the ongoing expansion of the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including landscapes for new buildings by Steven Holl Architects. She also designed the Pritzker Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago. The firm’s extensive residential work includes significant gardens and estates throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. The work of Deborah Nevins & Associates is noted for exciting visual experiences, a sophisticated use of plants, and a dedication to sustainability. A historian of landscape and architecture, Nevins lectures often and her writing has appeared in numerous books, journals, and periodicals.