Bryan Hanes, Founding Principal of Studio Bryan Hanes (SBH), will present the Lukens endowed lecture on Sunday, January 17 at 2pm at Morris Arboretum entitled, “Designing Sustainable Spaces.”

Studio Bryan Hanes, started in 2008 and based in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia, is a landscape architecture and urban design studio that creates socially and ecologically sustainable spaces.   The firm strives to create places that enrich human experience, draw inspiration from the dynamic processes of nature, and express the artful celebration of the everyday.   In this talk Bryan will highlight the community collaboration and team work approach his firm used on some recent Philadelphia projects including the redesign of Sister Cities Garden at Logan Square, the Reading Viaduct spur between Broad and Callowhill Streets, and the Schuylkill Avenue Esplanade, an elevated roof deck over an interstate highway and Amtrak rail lines, with sweeping views up and down the Schuylkill River, sits dramatically across from the Center City Philadelphia skyline.  SBH has received numerous honors including awards from the PA/DE ASLA Chapter, AIA, Urban Land Institute, International Downtown Association, U.S. Green Building Council, and the Sustainable Sites Initiative.  The Lukens Endowed Lecture is presented annually in memory of educator and Arboretum volunteer Byron Lukens and his wife Elizabeth.


Join Morris Arboretum for this engaging lecture followed by a reception with refreshments at the Widener Visitor Center.  This discussion is part of the Lukens Endowed lecture series, and is free for members.  For non-members, this lecture is free with Arboretum admission.  Reservations are required and space is limited, so please register for the lecture at under Education, or call 215- 247-5777 ext. 125 to leave your name and phone number.

Sister Cities Park - Lukens Lecture '16