In celebration of Landscape Architecture Month, the South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) hosted a sketch walk to explore the beauty, details, and all around grooviness of the Downtown Greenville landscape. The walk was led by Clemson professor, Dr. Harry Harritos, who has taught sketching and drawing to many of the Upstate’s architects, landscape architects, and other designers.
The walk began in the heart of old Downtown, in front of the historic Courthouse Building (now M Judson Bookstore). We met at the green picnic tables where we saw views of the historic Poinsett Hotel and theChamber of Commerce Building, one of the first skyscrapers built in Greenville. We also explored views of the Downtown streetscape, designed by famous landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin.
Finally, we walked to Falls Park, where we saw Liberty Bridge, the activity in the park, and the spring flower show. Falls Park is the result of the collaboration of many landscape architects, and is now a focal point of the city.
Thank you to Dr. Harritos and all the participants who made our event a great success!