Design, Transform, Conserve: The Remaking of Sunnylands

Monday, May 9, 2016

Janice Lyle, director of Sunnylands Center & Gardens; Frederick Fisher of Frederick Fisher & Partners Architects; and Pat Truchan, Sunnylands director of operations, discuss challenges of adapting Sunnylands for reuse. Sunnylands, the 200-acre estate, was designed by A. Quincy Jones in 1964 and was restored and opened to the public in 2012.

The panel took place January 20, 2016 at Getty Conservation Institute.

Janice Lyle, Director, Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Presenting aspirations for the new retreat center and discussing challenges in conserving the original structure and developing an adaptive strategy

Frederick Fisher, AIA, Partner, Frederick Fisher and Partners
Discussing designing the new visitor center and conserving the original A. Quincy Jones building

Willett Moss, Partner, CMG Landscape Architecture
Discussing conserving the modern landscape design and how, in light of California’s unprecedented drought, Sunnylands has responded to this water emergency

Patrick Truchan, Director of Operations, Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Addressing the implementation of these varied projects and the way the golf course, a signature feature of the original property, has been modified in response to water limitations