CPP Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ON SITE

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Dr. Sharon Sutton, Visiting Professor, Parsons School of Design


Saturday @ 3:30pm

WUHO Gallery: 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028


Sharon Egretta Sutton, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Author of book: When Ivory Towers were Black: A Story about Race in America's Cities and Universities

Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA is an activist educator and public scholar who promotes inclusivity in the cultural makeup of the city-making professions and in the populations they serve, and also advocates for participatory planning and design processes in disenfranchised communities. Sutton, who previously practiced architecture in New York City, was the twelfth African American woman to be licensed to practice architecture, the first to be promoted to full professor of architecture, the second to be elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the first to be president of the National Architectural Accrediting Board.  She holds five academic degrees—in music, architecture, philosophy, and psychology—and has studied graphic art internationally. Over a 43-year period, Sutton has served on the faculties of Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington.  In addition to professional students in architecture, she has taught professional students in urban planning, landscape architecture, and interior design, and has supervised doctoral students in architecture, urban planning, social welfare, and education.


CPPLA Fall 2018 Lecture Program: 

ON SITE is a lecture series that features female speakers reflecting upon issues, questions and opportunities pertaining to ‘site’. The series highlights the multiplicity of meanings and perceptions of site, as both a physical construct and conceptual idea while being in all cases a politically charged and timely topic. It is a platform for women to share their approach to site research and documentation, perceived realities or misinterpretations of site, site boundaries, how the notion of site has changed over time, direct experiences as a designer on a construction site etc. Working in the expansive field of landscape design and urbanism in a variety of capacities, such as design, construction, professional practice, academia, writing, theory and community activism the speakers will dive deeply into ‘site’ - or ‘cite’ or ‘sight’? - as a rich territory from which to initiate a dialogue. With the current spotlight on equity, diversity and inclusion that reaches across many sectors, ON SITE brings the voices of these women into the foreground at a critical moment in time. 


ON SITE Sponsors:

Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture

Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design

Cal Poly Pomona Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance

Woodbury School of Architecture

Gabrielle Bullock + Rocky Carroll

Barbara Bestor

MIIM Designs


Rennie Tang