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November 1, 2011

Contact: Shane McKeague

Architect, Yale Professor to Talk on the Integration of Landscape and Architecture Nov. 18 at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Joel Sanders, architect and associate professor at the Yale School of Architecture, will talk on the integration of landscape and architecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Rotunda (Room 213) in the Business Building at Cal Poly.

Sanders’ presentation will focus on the themes and issues explored in his new book, “Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture.”  The book maps an interdisciplinary trend over the past 10 years by architects and landscape architects undertaking groundbreaking projects that integrate landscape and architecture.

Sanders, an award-winning architect, practices in New York City. Before joining Yale, he taught at Princeton University and the Parsons School of Design, where he served as director of the Graduate Program in Architecture. His work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions and has won numerous awards, including six New York AIA Design Awards, two New York State AIA Design Awards, and a 2008 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award.

Sanders' talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design as part of the Hearst Lecture Series, made possible through a grant from the Hearst Foundation.

For more information about the series, contact the Architecture Department at or 805-756-1316.

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