Historic Preservation/Restoration

Education Session - Presentation Format

MON-C01 - The Ford Foundation: Restoring Dan Kiley's Design and the Challenges Met

Monday, October 22
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 126-AB


The Ford Foundation headquarters major renovation is restoring Dan Kiley’s landmarked atrium. Challenges included plant selections adapted to the interior environment while sensitive to the historic design, acclimation procedures, steep slopes, and access. Innovative methods delivered the atrium on a tight schedule, requiring the contractor to accept nonstandard approaches.

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Annette Wilkus, FASLA

SiteWorks LLC

Ms. Wilkus, the Founding Partner of SiteWorks Landscape Architecture, has over 35 years of experience in design, construction documentation and construction management. Throughout her career she has been interested in the technical aspects of Landscape Architecture, including the increasing divergence in the building industry between the focus of design, construction and facility professionals. She has a wide knowledge base in site related issues including design, design documentation and implementation including sequencing of construction activities.
Ms. Wilkus has been an integral member of construction management teams for many New York’s iconic parks including Teardrop Park, The High Line, and Governors Island.


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Raymond Jungles

Raymond Jungles, Inc.

Raymond Jungles, FASLA, is the founder of the Miami-based landscape architecture firm, Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI), recognized for excellence in the design and implementation of public and private sector projects. Raymond initiated his lifelong passion for landscape architecture soon after graduating with a degree in landscape architecture, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1981. He founded the firm in 1982. The firm was incorporated in 1985. Widely published, his three monographs; Ten Landscapes, The Colors of Nature, and most recently, The Cultivated Wild, feature more than fifty of his completed gardens.


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Andrew Lavallee, FASLA

SiteWorks LLC

Andrew is a partner at SiteWorks Landscape Architecture, LLC. Over the past 29 years, he has completed a broad range of public, private and institutional projects throughout the United States and abroad. His focus has been on the design and management of technically challenging, multidisciplinary projects with a special emphasis on the use of innovative technologies, green infrastructure and integrated maintenance planning. Andrew is the co-author of the High Performance Landscape Guidelines: Parks for the 21st Century. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture Landscape Architecture Graduate Program at City College in New York City.


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Jorge Champin

Senior Project Coordinator
Raymond Jungles Inc.


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MON-C01 - The Ford Foundation: Restoring Dan Kiley's Design and the Challenges Met

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