Julie Bargmann awarded inaugural Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize
VANCOUVER: The League congratulates Julie Bargmann, inaugural recipient of the $100,000 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize, announced this morning by The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
“Bargmann, a native of Westwood, NJ, is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and the founder of D.I.R.T. (“Dump It Right There”) studio. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master in Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (1987). In 1989-90 she was a Fellow in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome.
The biennial Oberlander Prize, which includes a $100,000 award, two years of public engagement activities focused on the laureate’s work and landscape architecture more broadly and is named for the late landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, is bestowed on a recipient who is “exceptionally talented, creative, courageous, and visionary” and has “a significant body of built work that exemplifies the art of landscape architecture.”
 Julie Bargmann Wins the Inaugural Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize. October 14, 2021. The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize
On August 13, 2019, TCLF announced the creation of the International Landscape Architecture Prize, the first and only prize for landscape architecture that includes a US$100,000 award. The inaugural biennial Oberlander Prize will be awarded in 2021 to a living practitioner, collaborative, or team for their creative, courageous, and visionary work in the field of landscape architecture.
Landscape architects, artists, architects, planners, urban designers, and others who have designed a significant body of landscape-architectural projects are eligible for this award. The Oberlander Prize will examine the state of landscape architecture through the honoree’s practice, showcasing how landscape architecture and its practitioners are transforming the public realm by addressing social, ecological, cultural, environmental, and other challenges in their work.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), founded in 1998, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures, and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes. TCLF is also home to the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize.