Modern landscape architecture is not commonly associated with the Adirondacks yet notable examples exist here designed by famous American landscape architect, Dan Kiley. A peer of Eero Saarinen and I.M. Pei, Daniel Urban Kiley (1912-2004) was acclaimed for more than 1,000 designs worldwide, including the grounds at the Milwaukee Art Museum, New York’s Lincoln Center, and Art Institute of Chicago. Despite offers to move to big cities, Kiley chose to raise a family of 8 children with his wife Ann, work and be buried in a small town in Vermont along Lake Champlain.
Although a tragic fire destroyed the Vermont home and studio, AARCH members have gained singular access to the Kiley property to see the remaining private cottages and even Kiley’s grave. In the company of Kiley family members, ask questions, see a landscape plan, and walk the property where a signature line of maples still edge the drive. Cross the lake to get to Westport to receive special entrée to ”Kenjockety”— a stunning private home, the grounds of which Kiley designed for famous artists Joel Shapiro & Ellen Phelan.
This first-of-its-kind tour will be led by Peter M. Meyer, RLA, who worked for Dan Kiley for 14 years.
The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends around 2:30 p.m.
FEE: $100 for members and $110for non-members.