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Cornelia Oberlander

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Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

Cornelia and Charlotte Hahn
Cornelia Hahn

(1921-06-20)20 June 1921
Died22 May 2021(2021-05-22) (aged 99)
NationalityGerman, Canadian
Alma materSmith College, Harvard
AwardsOrder of Canada, American Society of Landscape Architects Medal, Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award, Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture
PracticeCornelia Hahn Oberlander Landscape Architects
BuildingsC. K. Choi Building, Vancouver Public Library, Northwest Territories Legislative Building, Canadian Chancery in Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Robson Square, and Vancouver Law Courts
ProjectsPeacekeeping Monument, VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitors Center
DesignCanadian Government Pavilion, Children's Creative Centre and play area for Expo 67 in Montreal

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander CC OBC (20 June 1921 – 22 May 2021) was German-born Canadian landscape architect. Her firm, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Landscape Architects, was founded in 1953, when she moved to Vancouver.[1]

During her career she worked on the designs of many important buildings in Canada and the United States, including the Robson Square and the Law Courts Complex in Vancouver, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Chancery in Washington D.C., the Library Square at the Vancouver Public Library, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife. Cornelia Oberlander died of COVID-19 in Vancouver, British Columbia on 22 May 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia. She died one month before her one hundredth birthday.[2][3]

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  1. Herrington, Susan (2014). Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. pp. ix, 2, 11. ISBN 978-0-8139-3459-4.
  2. Vancouver landscape architecture pioneer Cornelia Oberlander dead at 99
  3. "H. Peter Oberlander Obituary". Vancouver Sun. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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