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Hare and Hare Outdoor Project Tour with DFW ASLA and AIA FW
September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The tour will include the following Hare and Hare designed sites in Fort Worth:
• Trinity Park Shelter
• Park Hill
• North Main entrance to the Central Business District by Kessler
Hare & Hare was founded in 1910 by the father-and-son team of Sidney J. Hare and S. Herbert Hare, in Kansas City, Missouri. Sidney Hare was a self-taught landscape designer who acquired his skills and knowledge while working for the Kansas City engineer’s office and as a cemetery superintendent. S. Herbert studied landscape planning at Harvard University before returning to Kansas City to join his father’s practice.
Hare & Hare completed over 200 projects in Fort Worth including private residences, subdivisions, institutions, a school landscaping program, parks, and park master plans in 1930 and 1957. In the early years of the landscape architecture and planning disciplines, the firm was one of several pioneering firms who helped establish the profession of landscape architecture in the United States. The work of the firm ranged from cemeteries and parks (Sidney’s specialty) to large-scale planning projects, a specialty of the younger Hare. Notable projects include the Park and Boulevard system and the master plan for the Country Club District in Kansas City, the pre-planned city of Longview, Washington, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. In 1979, Hare & Hare merged with Ochsner & Associates to form Ochsner Hare & Hare. In 2014, the firm merged with Olsson Associates to become Ochsner Hare & Hare, a Design Studio of Olsson Associates.
AIA FW Members: To participate in the annual meeting, please meet at the Trinity Park shelter building on Saturday, September 19th, at 10 am. Printed tour packets will be available, or can be downloaded here soon. Members can choose to tour the sites together, practicing social distancing guidelines, or tour on their own later at their own leisure.