Fall 2014 Lecture Series: Gary Strang
Gary Strang is a licensed landscape architect and architect with degrees from the Universities of California at Berkeley and Davis. For 21 years he has been principal of GLS Landscape/Architecture, a 12 person multidisciplinary firm specializing in the integration of architecture, infrastructure, and landscape. He has received three ASLA National Honor Awards: in 2000 for Beth Israel Chapel and Memorial Garden in Houston, in 2006 for Residence Hall Units 1 & 2 at the University of California Berkeley, and in 2011 for the 22 acre Hunters View HOPE SF neighborhood.
Prior to opening GLS, Mr. Strang worked for seven years at Solomon Architecture and Urban Design and studied with Mario Botta at SCI-Arc in Ticino, Switzerland. He has taught at the Universities of California at Berkeley (Department of Architecture) and Davis (Department of Landscape Architecture), exhibited work in New York, San Francisco, and Berkeley, and lectured and published on issues of infrastructure and landscape. Mr. Strang currently sits on the design review board for the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
As led by Gary Strang, GLS brings a sophisticated technical understanding to architecture and landscape architecture projects throughout the Bay Area, especially those with complex structural elements and site-utility coordination.
GLS projects include the relocation of the Exploratorium museum to its new home on the Embarcadero (with EHDD), the restoration of the Art Deco masterpiece at 140 New Montgomery (with Perkins + Will), and, with Rafael Vinoly Architects, the gardens, courtyards, parks, and main entry plaza for the new main hospital at Stanford University. Work in progress includes the residences at Transbay Block 9 (with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) as well as the design for several large new neighborhoods, including Station Park Green in San Mateo, Kirkham Heights in San Francisco’s Sunset District, and the latest phase of the 22 acre development at Hunters View in the Bayview District.