laurie olin

The Barnes Foundation's New Look

February 22, 2013
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Esteemed landscape architect Laurie Olin, whose studio creates outdoor spaces throughout the world, has done some of his finest work in his home base of Philadelphia. His latest at-home project is the garden at the “new” Barnes Foundation, an art and horticulture institution that was recently moved from its original property in Merion, PA to its current site in downtown Philadelphia. I wondered:  Would it be a compact version of the twelve-acre arboretum at the original property, or its own fresh expression of urban landscaping.