Canadian National Treasure – Landscape Architect – Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Interviews with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, born in 1921
‘Oral histories with significant landscape architects’
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Interviews with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander done in the summer of 2008
Recognized as a national treasure in Canada, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander has been creating innovative landscapes for more than sixty years.
A leader in the profession, her work with preeminent architects throughout Canada and the United States, has provided sustainable solutions for private gardens and public spaces alike.
Short video interviews: Biography, Design, Projects
Prelude: Her goals for the profession are disclosed
Coming to America: A love of landscape which begins in Germany continues her whole life.
Cherishing Smith’s Landscape: College professor, Kate Ries Koch makes landscape come alive.
Lessons from Harvard: Interaction with professors and students offers creative opportunities.
Meeting Larry Halprin: A Harvard friendship spans more than fifty years.
Working for Dan Kiley: Oberlander reveals the challenges of working in Charlotte, Vermont.
On to Vancouver: Opportunities arise when Peter Oberlander suggests going to Vancouver BC.
Blurring the Edges: The importance of play informs home life and professional practice.
Her office Suits Her: The efficiency of a modern workplace leads to design excellence.
Working with Arthur Erickson: Collaboration and respect produce many years of successful projects.
Working with Kiyoshi and eva Matsuzaki: Discover how teamwork created environmentally responsible design.
Seven more videos about her Design and eleven videos about her Projects complete the series.