October 10, 2011
James Burnett to Speak at New York Botanical Garden
James Burnett will be the guest speaker at the New York Botanical Garden’s “Landscape Design Portfolios 2011” on Monday, November 7 at the NYBG’s Midtown Center.
James Burnett founded The Office of James Burnett in 1989 in Houston, Texas, with the goal of creating landscapes that both transform perspective and evoke emotional responses. A second office was opened in San Diego, California and OJB, as the firm is known, unabashedly states, "Landscape design is our passion." The projects to be presented include the serene oasis of the outdoor room at Brockman Hall and the elegant modernism of the landscape for the Brochstein Pavilion (in collaboration with architect Thomas Phifer), both at Rice University in Houston; the complex new landscape of the Myriad Botanic Garden in Oklahoma City; and Sunnylands Center and Gardens in the Sonoran Desert.