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Landscape architect to discuss ‘Beautiful Big Feet’ in Oct. 4 lecture

Kongjian Yu, an internationally recognized landscape architect, will discuss “Beautiful Big Feet: Toward a New Landscape Architecture” on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. in Room 271 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Sponsored by the College of Environment and Design, the program is the second in a series of art and infrastructure lectures being conducted by the college in 2012-2013. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Yu will highlight his award-winning projects along with his current works. A reception will be held immediately following the program at 7 p.m. in the Founders Memorial Garden.

Yu received his doctoral degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the founder and dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Peking University in Beijing. In addition, he is the founder and president of Turenscape, one of the first and largest private architecture and landscape architecture firms in China. His practice includes landscape and urbanism in major cities around the world.