Kenneth Helphand

Kenneth I. Helphand is the Philp H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Colorado: Visions of an American Landscape, Yard Street Park: The Design of Suburban Open Space (with Cynthia Girling), Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture & the Making of Modern Israel. Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime  (2006), Lawrence Halprin (2017) and HOPS: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape   He is the former Chair of the Senior Fellows in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC. 

Author's Entries

  • Portland Open Space Sequence (Lovejoy Plaza, Pettygrove Park, Ira Keller Fountain)

    Portland Center, a district within the South Portland Urban Renewal Project, was designed in the 1960s as a “city within a city.” The city set aside three blocks for parks and pedestrian walkways, and landscape architect Lawrence Halprin was hired to design them. His unprecedented design, called the Portland Open …

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