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News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090, potts@k-state.edu

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO GIVE 'DIG DEEP' LECTURE

MANHATTAN -- Lucinda R. Sanders, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and CEO and partner of Olin Studio, will present a lecture for Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Her lecture, "Dig Deep," will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Little Theater at the K-State Student Union. It is free and open to the public.

Olin is an award-winning studio dedicated to affecting positive change through landscape architecture, urban design and planning. From the firm's studios in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Sanders crafts spaces that promote social interaction and enhance life. Through research, analysis and a dynamic design process, she incorporates the intrinsic qualities of a site to generate a landscape that is embraced by its community. Sustainability is a central tenet of the studio's holistic approach, uniting natural processes with technical innovation to produce contemporary and beautiful places.

Sanders first studied landscape architecture at Rutgers University; she went on to earn a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor of landscape architecture.

With an emphasis on achieving places of social purpose and ecological sensitivity, Sanders' restorative landscapes combine her interest and talents in urbanism with social and natural systems, philosophy and art.

She has been involved in a wide range of projects, including public parks, urban plazas, master plans, and institutional, academic and corporate landscapes. Recent work includes Rincon Park in San Francisco; Mill River Park and Greenway in Stamford, Conn.; Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City; and Comcast Center Plaza and Central Delaware Riverfront Master Plan in Philadelphia.

Design professionals can submit attendance at the lecture for continuing education credit by contacting Diane Potts at 785-532-1090 or potts@k-state.edu. More information on the lecture also is available from Stephanie Rolley at 785-532-5961 or srolley@k-state.edu.