Groundbreaking Design: Where Beauty and Sustainability Meet

Groundbreaking Design: Where Beauty and Sustainability Meet

Private residence, Bridgehampton, NY. Photo: Larry Lederman

Atlanta History Center

Wed, Oct 16, 2019
7:00 PM

Deborah Nevins' talk will highlight the work of her New York-based landscape design firm, Deborah Nevins & Associates, and will include examples of its work to create landscapes whose purpose extends beyond beauty. As part of its ethos, the firm is deeply committed to creating sustainable landscapes. Ease of maintenance, function and performance, safety, and universal accessibility are inherent to its concept of sustainable design. Deborah Nevins & Associates has expertise in working with fragile natural environments using indigenous plant communities that are in harmony with the local ecology, most especially with wetlands and protected areas in New England, New York's Long Island, and the West.

Robert Balentine, vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Garden Conservancy, and Tavia McCuean, chair of the Cherokee Garden Club Advisory Board, will give opening remarks.

Part of the Garden Conservancy 2019 National Speaker Series

Wednesday, October 16
7 p.m. Illustrated talk
8 p.m. Reception

Cherokee Garden Library - Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

$25 per person
Register online through the Atlanta History Center website, or call the Atlanta History Center, 404.814.4150.

Deborah Nevins is the president of Deborah Nevins & Associates, the firm she founded over 20 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 (in collaboration with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop), and the ongoing expansion of the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which is the largest cultural project currently underway in North America, with some 500,000 square feet in new construction. Additionally, she 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.


This program is presented in partnership with the Cherokee Garden Library of the Atlanta History Center.