Cornelia Hahn Oberlander passes away

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander was regarded as a pioneering Canadian landscape architect and the grande dame of landscape architecture. One of the first women to graduate from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was employed at Dan Kiley’s studio. She moved to Vancouver in the early 1950s and set up her own firm which became known for its modernist ideas and values and as a collaborative, socially responsible, and environmentally thoughtful design practice.

Cornelia practiced landscape architecture for more than sixty years and played a seminal role in the evolution of modernism in the context of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning. She was a fellow of CSLA and IFLA

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