December 09, 2019
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Beatrix Farrand Society to give achievement Award and lecture honoring Adam Greenspan

Community Author: Kerri Sands
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Adam Greenspan | Contributed
Adam Greenspan | Contributed

BAR HARBOR — Landscape architect Adam Greenspan will receive the 2019 Beatrix Farrand Society Achievement Award with a ceremony, lecture and reception 4 p.m.  Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 105 Eden St. Free and open to the public.

The Beatrix Farrand Society Achievement Award honors a living person whose life’s work, exhibiting the qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, has consistently and significantly contributed to humanity and to the environment through the art of landscape architecture, design, or the natural sciences.

Greenspan is a directing partner at PWP Landscape Architecture and has been the lead designer on a wide range of projects including public parks, campuses, mixed use developments, competitions and estates. Greenspan has focused on integrating regenerative processes and ecological function within projects firm-wide as well as deepening PWP’s emphasis on living systems and concepts within each project design. He has collaborated extensively with architects, artists, community groups and public and private owner groups, as well as sub-consultant experts, in the process of realizing exceptional built work.

Greenspan’s recent projects include Glenstone, a museum and 230-acre art and nature park in Potomac, Maryland. The landscape at Glenstone was developed with an emphasis on restoring native plants and trees and is maintained organically, including efforts in composting, waste reduction, materials recycling, and water conservation. Other recent projects include Salesforce Transit Center Park, a 5.4-acre public park and botanical garden on the roof of a multimodal transit center in downtown San Francisco; Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore, a 6-acre subtropical landscape garden in a state of the art glass conservatory; the Newport Beach Civic Center Park in Newport Beach, California; Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in Washington, DC; and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore.

He has lectured and served as a guest critic at various academic and cultural institutions including the University of California at Berkeley, the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is the immediate past president of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

Past recipients of the Beatrix Farrand Society Achievement Award include Laurie Olin, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, and Thomas Woltz.

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The Beatrix Farrand Society is a nonprofit organization founded to foster the art and science of horticulture and landscape design, with emphasis on the life and work of Beatrix Farrand. Visit for more information.