Groundbreaking Design: Where Beauty and Sustainability Meet

Groundbreaking Design: Where Beauty and Sustainability Meet

Private residence, Bridgehampton, NY. Photo: Larry Lederman

Chicago Botanic Garden

Fri, Oct 18, 2019
1:00 PM

In this talk, Deborah Nevins will present the work of her award-winning landscape design firm, Deborah Nevins & Associates, which designs projects all over the world. The firm’s projects include the 40-acre Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center and Park in Athens, Greece, in collaboration with Renzo Piano; the Pritzker Garden in the Renzo Piano Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago; and the expansion of the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with her associated firm, Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture. Deborah Nevins has also designed landscapes at significant estates in the Chicago area, Aspen, California, Texas, and the northeast. 

Key principles in the firm’s approach to sustainability include universal accessibility, use of native plants, green roofs, and low water use, all of which were key factors in the award-winning Niarchos Cultural Center project. Deborah Nevins is a trustee of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, NY, and a Fellow of the Garden Conservancy. 

Part of the Garden Conservancy 2019 National Speaker Series

Friday, October 18
1 p.m. Illustrated talk

Chicago Botanic Garden - Alsdorf Auditorium
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

$10 per person
Register online through the Chicago Botanic Garden website, or call Meg Shanahan at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 847.835.6958.

Deborah will also be speaking in Atlanta on Wednesday, October 16.

Deborah Nevins is the president of Deborah Nevins & Associates, the design firm she founded over 20 years ago, and a principal of Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture. 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 Chicago Botanic Garden

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