EVENT: Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian Modernist, Artist and Landscape Architect at Chicago Botanic Garden

Event information:

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
Saturday, August 12th, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

More info here.


About the event:

The legacy and works of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx are cherished world-wide for their powerful, modern approach and their ecological impact. Learn about select Burle Marx projects from the perspective of Carmen Vidal-Hallett, Chicago-based architect from Brazil, with a career focus on sustainable urban planning and architecture.  See how his body of work has influenced generations world-wide.  Presentation will be followed by an interactive discussion.


About the speaker:

Carmen Vidal-Hallett, LEED AP, International Associate AIA
Principal, EcoVidalDesign, Inc.

Eco Vidal Design Principal Carmen Vidal-Hallett is a LEED  Accredited  Professional and an International Associate Member of the AIA, with more than 20 years of experience in Chicago-area institutional, government and private sector projects. Mrs. Vidal-Hallett is trilingual and is a licensed architect in Brazil and Spain with projects in both countries. Carmen was a Lakefront Coordinator for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development for over 13 years working on many Chicago Lakefront planning projects including the recently built Northerly Island park and Millenium Park. Presently, she works with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Design + Construction and sustainable education. She also partners with qualified consultants to carry out innovative sustainable projects. Over the years, Carmen has received various fellowships and grants enabling her to research sustainable initiatives in Brazil and the U.S. In 2012, she received a 3-month fellowship from Partners of the Americas in combination with the U.S. Department of State to work in the Rio de Janeiro’s Department of Environment (INEA). In Rio, she had the opportunity to closely explore the work of Roberto Burle Marx.