Humanizing Spaces

That's how landscape architect Edward L. Daugherty sees his job. “I think if there is a thread in my work, it’s to help people use the space that is available,” he says in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a retrospective of his work opens.

"The themes of his work are clear: continuity, fluidity and humanity. Daugherty says he approaches his projects knowing they will involve years, if not decades, of successive decisions, such as his work with downtown Marietta's revitalization.

Daugherty became involved with the Marietta Square project around 1958, when city planners contacted him about their plans to turn the city's central park into a parking lot.

'Because we know a landscape architect can make it pretty,' Daugherty says with a sardonic grin. 'In other words, make it acceptable.'"

"On Friday, the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center opens a retrospective of his work, "Edward L. Daugherty, a Southern Landscape Architect: Exploring New Forms," featuring photos and renderings of his 25 most noted projects."

Full Story: Landscape architect humanizes the South’s spaces

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