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Duke University Sculpture Park Opens to the Public

Unknown Studio is delighted to share that the first phase of The Duke University Sculpture Park opened to the public on Saturday. This elegant new landscape connects the Nasher Museum of Art to Campus Drive and The Rubenstein Arts Center through a contemporary material palette realized for the Arts District at Duke. As Principal at West 8, Unknown Studio’s Claire Agre won the Sculpture Park commission, and together with the West 8 design team, led vision, feasibility and detailed design of the Sculpture Park over a four-year period (2015-2019).

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Unknown Studio joins Board of Directors for Friends of Olmsted Parks & Landscapes

Unknown Studio’s Claire Agre has been elected to the Board of Directors for The Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes (FMOPL). A member of the National Association for Olmsted Parks, FMOPL is committed to advancing the Olmsted legacy and its relevance in Maryland through accessible public parks, sustainable landscapes, and livable communities—respecting and protecting the accomplishments of the past and seeking relevant solutions for the challenges of today.

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Undoing Racism Workshop in Baltimore

Unknown Studio’s Meg Baldwin has been invited to participate in Undoing Racism, a workshop facilitated by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national multiracial, antiracist network dedicated to ending racism and institutional oppression. Through dialogue, reflection, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process will challenge participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and will prepare them to be effective organizers for justice.

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Unknown Studio to Lecture at University of Texas at Austin

On Monday, January 28, Unknown Studio Principal and West 8 Consulting Principal Claire Agre will kick off the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture’s 2019 Spring Lecture Series. Claire will be presenting a lecture entitled “New World,” a sampling of recent work, glimpses into her design approach, and thoughts on wearing many hats and staying flexible in order to realize world-class landscape designs that fundamentally improve the life and liveliness of the public realm.

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Unknown Studio at Ohio State / Knowlton School of Architecture

Seen in Columbus: Unknown Studio’s Nick Glase and Claire Agre served as design critics at Ohio State OSU on final reviews for landscape architecture studios ranging from an urban agricultural research farm lead by Jake Boswell, a river Park concept in Cleveland focusing on fish ecology taught by Jesse Hartman, Hanna Steiner, and Parker Sutton, and an city park studio utilizing trees from an abandoned exurban nursery taught by Paula Meijerink & Karla Trott.

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"The Giving Delta” is featured in Elizabeth Mossop’s new publication, Sustainable Coastal Design and Planning.

Elizabeth Mossop’s new compendium brings together internationally renowned experts and case studies showcasing multidisciplinary approaches for developing resilient coastlines. Unknown Studio is thrilled to see so many of our collaborators and peers involved, including Gina Ford, Jeff Carney, Louisiana State University Coastal Sustainability Studio, Moffatt & Nichol and West 8.

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A Landscape Inventory: Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

We are pleased to announce A Landscape Inventory: Michel Desivgne Paysagiste, a wonderful new "antimonograph" on the spatial, planting, and hardscape strategies of Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, edited by Dorothee Imbert, featuring the work produced by Unknown Studio’s Nick Glase and Sarah Cowles from the Glimcher seminar and studio at Knowlton School of Architecture. Part interview and part how-to manual, the book is a poignant and accessible window into the techniques and tactics of an inspiring force in contemporary practice.

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