LUCINDA SANDERS, ASLA OLIN PARTNERSHIP Lead Landscape Architect
Lucinda R. Sanders’ understanding of the urban environment interpreted through the medium of contemporary art and local culture has resulted in the creation of dynam- ic design notable for its sensitivity to locale. Her work captures the spirit of the times in bold explorations of form and meaning. Ms. Sanders, who is a Principal at Olin Partnership, has been a landscape architect with the firm since 1980 and a Partner since 1996. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania where she has been on the faculty since 1995. Ms. Sand- ers’ landscape architectural projects range from institutional, academic and corpo- rate, to master planning, urban plazas, residential gardens and parks.
EDUCATION Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania Landscape Architecture Studies, Rutgers University, 1977-1978 Bachelor of Arts, Wells College, 1975
REGISTRATIONS Landscape Architect: Pennsylvania, California, New York, Ohio, CLARB
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA Principal-in-Charge and Lead Landscape Architect for this dramatic reconfiguration of one city block in Philadelphia, a significant urban plaza currently under development. The quarter acre space is formed by the introduction of a new fifty-six story tall office tower, with Philadelphia’s historic Suburban Station to the east and a seventeen-story tall tower that mirrors the station to the west. The plaza serves as a new destination to Philadelphia residents, as well as an entry into the regional rail lines, located immediately under the site. This plaza over structure will be separated from the street by an aerial hedge along the length of the site, shading planters, seat walls and a long granite bench that allows people to gather along the plaza’s edge. In an effort to meet the challenges of designing over structure and to create a space in which people will gather socially, the plaza itself is set just above the surrounding sidewalk, allowing views into the site, while achieving the necessary separation from the street. All of the design elements are arranged as transitional layers between the street, the plaza and the towers that surround it; layered in an east/west direction that responds to the activity of the trains on the concourse below.
Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH Principal-in-Charge and Lead Landscape Architect for Fountain Square, located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, is a public space that is currently underused and underutilized. The intent of the new design improvements is to create a true sense of place while making a more attractive, cohesive and vibrant center for pedestrians
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY