In recent years, the pace of research on women in landscape architecture has accelerated. Many monographs, anthologies, and scholarly books on their contributions to the field have appeared, such that we now have the beginnings of a detailed picture of the role of women in design at both the start and the conclusion of the twentieth century. But one aspect of this story is unexamined: the place of women in the emergence of modernist landscape architecture in the decades just after the Second World War. The Department of Landscape Architecture will convene a one-day colloquium in the spring semester of 2011 to address this gap in scholarship.

Kelly Comras talks about Ruth Shellhorn who has developed a very active commercial practice in Southern California after the second world war. […]
[Kelly Comras] is working on a book on Ruth Shellhorn.