Lawrence Halprin’s Stern Grove- San Francisco

Landscape Architecture magazine had its cover feature this month on Lawrence Halprin’s redesign of the Stern Grove Amphitheater off Sloat boulevard in San Francisco. The amphitheater had deteriorated quite a bit after 75 years of use, and after a 20 million dollar renovation debuted in the summer of 2005 with free concerts every Sunday. Halprin helped transform it with his signature focus on using stone- one of his key inspirations was the ancient Greek amphitheater.

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Image from Stern Grove Campaign Website– Visit to see more renderings

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Image from Stern Grove Campaign Website– Visit to see more images
For more:
Stern Grove Music Festival Website with Pictures
Stern Grove Halprin Profile
NBC 11 Interview with Halprin from 2005
SF Chronicle Article on Stern Grove refurbishment
SF Parks Info on Stern Grove improvements from 2005

Posted by Michael O’Connell at 08:45 PM | Comments (0)