Event description

Acclaimed design editor Zahid Sardar sits down with notable landscape architect Andrea Cochran to explore dynamic industry topics in a new webcast series, “SPOTLIGHT WITH ZAHID SARDAR”. Cochran will discuss a variety of her firm’s public and private residential projects. During their discussion, they will explore ideas about “twisting perception”, how a garden can make your living spaces feel bigger or more intimate, and the concepts of prospect and refuge.


ABOUT ANDREA COCHRAN, FOUNDER/PRINCIPAL, ANDREA COCHRAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Andrea Cochran, FASLA has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area for over thirty years. Known for seamlessly interweaving sustainable landscapes, art, and architecture, her designs highlight the experiential qualities of the built environment. Her San Francisco-based firm is internationally recognized and tackles a wide range of project types and scales, from single family residences to hotels, wineries, affordable housing, schools, institutions, and public parks. They have garnered numerous design awards, most notably the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture. In 2014 Andrea was honored with the American Society of Landscape Architect’s Design Medal, the second woman to receive this award. A monograph of her firm’s work was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.

ZAHID SARDAR is a San Francisco-based editor, writer, and curator specializing in architecture, interiors, and design. He has authored many design books, curated exhibitions, and was the San Francisco Chronicle’s design editor for 20 years. Most recently he was the editor-in-chief of Spaces Magazine. His work has also appeared in New York Times, Dwell, Interiors, Western Interiors & Design, Interior Design, House & Garden, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Landscape Architecture. He has taught design history at the California College of the Arts and has written several other books, including “In & Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delights”, “West Coast Modern” and “New Garden Design”.

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