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URI spring Landscape Architecture lecture series begins with -Mud on the Street? on Feb. 10

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 27, 2005 -- Terri Hahn, an environmental planner and landscape architect, will kick off the University of Rhode Island’s Community Planning and Landscape Architecture spring lecture series, on Thursday, Feb. 10, with a talk titled “Mud on the Street? – Controlling Water Quality During Construction.”

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Weaver Auditorium at the Coastal Institute on URI’s Kingston campus. It is free and open to the public.

Hahn is the principal of Landscape Architecture Design Associates in Simsbury, Conn., where she specializes in environmental impact statements, erosion control plans and storm water quality. She is an adjunct professor in the University of Hartford’s Department of Architecture and serves as a guest critic for landscape architecture presentations at Cornell University and Syracuse University. Hahn is the recipient of the Community Design Award from the American Institute of Architects for her design of the Harmony Farms subdivision in Pawling, N.Y., and she received an honorable mention in the Jacob’s Pillow Design Competition.

Three additional lectures are scheduled during the spring semester.

John Copley and Lynn Wolff, principals in the Copley-Wolff Design Group in Boston, will discuss “Playgrounds and the Central Artery: What do they have in Common?” on Mar. 3.

Niall Kirkwood, a professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University and an award-winning author, will speak on Mar. 24 on “The Construction of Landscapes.”

The final lecture, to be held Apr. 28, will feature Carol Johnson, one of the most influential landscape architects of her generation, talking about “International Practice and International Practitioners.”

For more information about the lecture series, call the URI Department of Community Planning and Landscape Architecture at 874- 2249 or email Professor Will Green at wagre@uri.edu.