Francis Dean: The Art of Modern Landscape Architecture

Exhibition Dates: 
October 21, 2017 to January 11, 2018
View of Francis Dean Landscape
View of Francis Dean Landscape

In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Cal Poly Pomona's Landscape Architecture Department, we are honoring one of its most celebrated faculty members - Francis H. Dean, FASLA (1922-2003). Dean was a leading figure in postwar landscape architecture. Working in partnership with the firm Eckbo, Dean, Austin and Williams (and its predecessor firms), he demonstrated an outstanding ability to plan and execute projects whose scale ranged from private residences to college and university campuses to regional parks that covered hundreds of square miles. 

In 1976, Dean joined the Cal Poly Pomona's Landscape Architecture faculty, and through his teaching and public service, he was a strong advocate for an approach to landscape architecture that drew upon an analytic and creative design process to meet the needs of people while maintaining the overall health and quality of the environment. 

The exhibition includes a constructed "environment" that reflects elements of Dean's landscape architectural contributions, designs, models, floorplans, perspectival views, photos and video.