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Landscape architect to deliver 2018 Neel Reid lecture on Sept. 7

Spencer Tunnell, a principal in the Atlanta landscape architecture firm of Tunnell and Tunnell, will give this year’s annual Neel Reid lecture at the College of Environment and Design.

Open free to the public, the lecture will be Sept. 7 in lecture hall 123 of the Jackson Street Building. The title of the lecture will be “When the Garden Club of America Comes to Town: Atlanta 1932, an examination of the cultural implications of the visit to the city during the Great Depression.” The lecture is supported by the Peachtree Garden Club and the UGA College of Environment and Design.

Tunnell is a highly regarded landscape architect of historic sites and estates. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia where he studied landscape architecture and architecture history. He is working currently on the restoration of the Philip Schutze “Goodrum House” landscape and has taught at UGA’s College of Environment and Design and at Georgia State University.