Shunmyo Masuno is at once Japan's most-acclaimed landscape architect and the head priest of Kenkoh-ji, his Buddhist Temple in Yokahama. Renowned for his ability to blend striking contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular, he has established gardens around the world ina wide variety of settings: traditional and contemporary, urban and rural, public and private, and include temple, office, hotel, and campus venues. HIs design work in inseperable from his Buddhist practice. Whether in his celebrated traditional gardens"Vancouver's Nitobe Memorial and the Yuusien in Berlin"or his striking karesansui (dry-landscape gardens) "the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo"each project becomes a Zen garden, "a special spiritual place where the mind dwells."
CEUs: This lecture has been approved for one credit hour by the: AIA, APLD, and LA CES.