VDO II


location: Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA
type: commission
size: 1.500 sq ft
client: private
status: finished
year: 2017
construction: German Quiles
landscape: Lorena García
Photos: Jacobo Campos, Eric Uguet, Lorena Garcia






















IN.MEMORIAL.
2020 SUMMER EXHIBITION FOR LOS ANGELES FORUM FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
EVERY. THING. CHANGES


https://everythingchanges2020.org/Lorena-Garcia
http://laforum.org


IN.MEMORIAL. is a series of vases as street objects for people to present tributes
to their memories, beloved ones, or historic events.

The project is composed of 14 pieces made by using a technique called coiling --
an ancient method to shape clay into vessels. The gestural contours and freewheeling,
robust shapes are inspired by organic outlines of human body and nature, reflecting
the influence of Valentine Schlegel among other ceramists from the 1950s.

These vases are an invitation to the community to rest their memories in the city,
placing flowers to honor their lives and universal feelings concerning public tragic
events. The installation is accompanied by three collages and a visual piece in which
Lorena, starting from Viva´s experiences, navigates through her own map of memories,
along with visions of vases splashed throughout the urban grid, and following the
hypnotizing tunes by Cameron Stallones/Sun Araw.

To my grandmom. To all the people who have lost their lives due to the pandemic and
police brutality. RIP.


























In.Memorial
https://everythingchanges2020.org/Lorena-Garcia
http://laforum.org



2020 SUMMER EXHIBITION FOR LOS ANGELES FORUM FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
EVERY. THING. CHANGES

IN.MEMORIAL. is a series of vases as street objects for people to present tributes
to their memories, beloved ones, or historic events.

The project is composed of 14 pieces made by using a technique called coiling --
an ancient method to shape clay into vessels. The gestural contours and freewheeling,
robust shapes are inspired by organic outlines of human body and nature, reflecting
the influence of Valentine Schlegel among other ceramists from the 1950s.

These vases are an invitation to the community to rest their memories in the city,
placing flowers to honor their lives and universal feelings concerning public tragic
events. The installation is accompanied by three collages and a visual piece in which
Lorena, starting from Viva´s experiences, navigates through her own map of memories,
along with visions of vases splashed throughout the urban grid, and following the
hypnotizing tunes by Cameron Stallones/Sun Araw.

To my grandmom. To all the people who have lost their lives due to the pandemic and
police brutality. RIP.





















MEDIALAB-PRADO


location: Madrid, SP
type: commission
size: 300m2
client: INTERMEDIAE-PRADO
architecture: Langarita+Navarro
landscape: Lorena García
year: 2010
status: finished
photos: Nicolas Fuster, Lorena García
www.medialab-prado.es















VDO I


location: pacific palisades, Los Angeles, CA
type: commission
size: 3500 sq ft
client: private
landscape: Lorena García
construction: Centeno Landscaping
year: 2015
status: finished
Photos: Jacobo Campos, Eric Uguet, Lorena Garcia 








NEWS




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08/22/2020

Lorena Garcia will be lecturing 1st year Applied Design Studio: FIGURE/GROUND at the
Landscape Architecture Department at College of Environmental Design,
in Cal Poly Pomona University, California.


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08/08/2020

IN MEMORIAL is a series of vases as street objects for people to present tributes to their memories,
beloved ones, or historic events.


for LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design http://laforum.org Summer Exhibition
EVERY. THING. CHANGES https://everythingchanges2020.org





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07/29/2020

INTERVIEW for the LOS ANGELES FORUM for ARCHITECTURE and URBAN DESIGN

http://laforum.org/delirious/every-thing-changes-interview-with-viva-family/






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07/18/2020

Excited to be in the coming collaborative LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design http://laforum.org 
Summer Exhibition EVERY. THING. CHANGES

https://everythingchanges2020.org

In response to Viva Padilla potent psyco geographical poem, In. Memorial, is a series of vases as
street objects for people to present tributes to their memories, beloved ones, or historic events.
 






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01/18/2020

Lorena Garcia will be lecturing 1st year Applied Design Studio: TOPOGRAPHIC FORM at
the Landscape Architecture Department at College of Environmental Design,
in Cal Poly Pomona University, California.



LA1121L is the second course within the lower division design sequence. This studio focuses
on the generation of topographic form using a variety of different modeling techniques and
materials. Using an iterative process, we observe and record patterns in the landscape, then
investigate how to translate these patterns into physical form. Investigations emphasize
the generation of 2D and 3D form through spatial operations that are controlled by a
combination of digital and analog tools. Abstract topographic constructs serve as an
introduction to landform, how it guides water flow and how it can be manipulated to create
strong visual, performative, and experiential effects.

“The land we inhabit is an accumulation of past events we can make visible by means of landscape
architecture… It assumes that we think of the discipline of landscape architecture as involving
not only the planting of certain forms of flora or the shaping of geography toward scenic ends
but also the acts of digging, naming, articulating, and otherwise clarifying what already exists.”
– Aaron Betsky


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01/09/2020

SMALL ‘COMMUNITY’ OF THREE HOUSES
WONDERLAND HOUSES BY M U T U O


Wonderland is on the media:
metalocus
plataforma arquitectura
archdaily
archinet



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12/21/2019


                              we wish you
            HAPPY HOLYDAYS AND PROPEROUS 2020 FOR YOU ALL
                                   ︎



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12/05/2019

OSU POP UP EXHIBITION
1st year FIGURE/GROUND studio
Dec 6th- Atrium Building 7
landscape architecture department
college of environmental design
cal poly pomona







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12/01/2019

From December 16th- 19th, Lorena García will be imparting “Geometrias Diferentes
a workshop at Dmad in Madrid. 

Bajo la observación de los paisajes naturales y creando un puente entre los procesos ecológicos
y el placer estético, este curso pretende buscar herramientas de observación y crítica, y con
ellas abordar desde diferentes perspectivas la función de proyectar en el paisaje.

Durante el curso se introducirán diferentes metodologías de diseño, realizando ejercicios
cortos y rápidos de expresión de ideas y se mostrará también diferentes métodos de representación.




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08/19/2019

Lorena Garcia will be lecturing 1st year Applied Design Studio: FIGURE/GROUND at the
Landscape Architecture Department at College of Environmental Design,
in Cal Poly Pomona University, California.




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03/28/2019

Honored and excited to be part of the Reina Sofia Museum Master Plan, directed by Elisa R Laval
from Flast Architecture and Landscape

Felices de formar parte del equipo para el nuevo Plan Director del patio del Museo Reina Sofia,
dirigido por Elisa R Laval de Flast Arquitectura y paisaje







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01/08/2019

Lorena Garcia will be lecturing 3rd year Applied Design Studio at the Landscape Architecture
Program at College of Environmental Design, in Cal Poly Pomona University, California.



The studio topic will investigate the role of public parks as core components of social
infrastructure for communities.  Amongst the many individual uses, the master plan is to
re-envision the reservoir as a moredeeply considered community asset.  This studio will look at
the position of the reservoir complex as one in a series of contextual assets that could provide
a widely expanded set of public resources building a more resilient social infrastructure. The
studio will also include
the development of a piece of site furnishing that reflects the project
conditions.




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11/15/2018

Lorena Garcia will be teaching a workshop called Another Geometries at Madrid School of Design
from December 17th to 20th. The course name comes from a beautiful song by Aries 





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Logo and banners for Criptologia YouTube channel





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03/21/2018

Lorena García will be lecturing this Spring term, at College of Environmental Design, in
Cal Poly Pomona University,  Los Angeles, California. 





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12/06/2017

Golden Mountain Bay Master Plan, (Yantai, China) in collabotation with Roberto Marin
(Envisualab)and Paz Gonzalez Marinas. Architecture by Angel Martinez García-Conde studio. 




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06/15/2017

Collabartion with Envisualab for the competition of Alamansa Park, San Javier, Murcia, SP
- 3rd mention of the jury- 



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03/07/2017
VDO II: Day one






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02/27/2017

Lorena Garcia will be part of the jury for the mid term review for the first grade of the
Master in Landscape Architecture at USC, Los Angeles.


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12/14/2016

Gardening is a sketch´s collection of residential gardens in Los Angeles.



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07/14/2016

GARDEN IN MADRID

Planting design in collaboration with Flast Architecture. Madrid, SP.




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07/03/2014


LA FUERZA DEL SONIDO

Collaboration in the music video of Spanish artist Aries. Direct by ERIC UGUET.




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03/20/2016

Logo design by the one and the only one Begoña García-Alén




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03/16/2016

Interiors Roku Restaurant

Planting design In collaboration with MEGT ArchiTerra, West Hollywood, LA






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12/23/2015

CHRISTMAS CARD by Begoña Garcia Allén



Begoña García-Alén is a marvelous artist from Galicia. You can know more about her
here and in the independent publisher project that she shares with Andres Magán
(a really magic man!), in NOCHE LÍQUIDA


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11/18/2015

HALS Challenge 2015
1st Prize


DOCUMENTING MODERN LANDSCAPES HALS CHALLENGE 2015
Sunset Headquarters by Thomas Church, Menlo Park, San Mateo County California
BY: Janet Gracyk, ASLA; Chris Patillo, FASLA; Jill Johnson.
Drawings contributors: Sarah Raube; Janet Gracyk; Lorena Garcia; Genny Bantle and Chris Patillo.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEAM!




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Balcony in Madrid. 
First PuenteAlameda Headquarters



La Casa de Coki from Eric Uguet on Vimeo.


PUENTE ALAMEDA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT RESEARCH
American Cement Bldg,
2404 Wilshire Blvd, 9E
Los Angeles, CA 90057
T: +1 323 610 2805
Ava del Pardo
Los Peñascales, Madrid, 28090
T +34 639 84 92 42



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ABOUT



PUENTE ALAMEDA
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH

LORENA GARCIA, founder

Contributors: Elisa R Laval, Paz González, Andrés Pérez, Eric Uguet de Resayre, Antia Moure, Roberto Marín Lidón, Anna Laura Jesche, Juan Guerrero, Maria Capdevila.

Photography: Jacobo Campos, Nicolas Fuster, Eric Uguet, Lorena Garcia

LORENA GARCIA: Majored in Forest Engineering (University of Santiago de Compostela). In 2002 she moved to Madrid and completed her studies, earning a Master of Gardening and Landscaping (Polytechnic University of Madrid). Over the course of the next 8 years she collaborated with various architecture firms, including: Acebo X Alonso, MTM Arquitectos, Langarita-Navarro, Manuel Ocaña and Flast Arquitectura.

From 2007 until 2011, she worked full-time at Citerea as a asociate and project manager . During this time is part of pop band charades. She also managed to complete a post graduate course on the “Restoration of Historic Gardens, Parks, and Cultural Landscapes” (Superior Technical School of Architecture in Madrid).

In 2011 she founded DPLA (puente alameda landscape architecture research). A firm with base in Los Angeles and Madrid, which explores creative and collaborative designs that address the complexity of the nature processes


Currently, she is lecturing at College of Environmental Design, in Cal Poly Pomona University (LA, CA) and Madrid School of Design in Spain


ECOLOGA CON CALIFICACION ADECUADA PARA BREEAM ESPAÑA

MEMBERSHIP
AEP Asociacion Española de Paisajistas
EFLA European Fundation Landscape Architecture
Le Notre Institute
LALA Group (Landscape Architects in Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Conservancy


ENTIRE PORTFOLIO

Education
2021: Lecture at College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona, CA
2020: Workshop Geometrias diferentes at DMAD Madrid, SP
2020: Lecture at College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona, CA
2019: Workshop Geometrias diferentes at DMAD Madrid, SP
2019: Lecture at College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona, CA
2018: Workshop Geometrias diferentes at DMAD Madrid, SP
2018: Lecture at College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona, CA
2008-2010: Coordination of post graduate course “Restoration of Historic Garden, Parks, and Cultural Landscapes” (Superior Technical Scholl of Architecture in Madrid, SP

Exhibitions
2020: IN.MEMORIAL -Summer Exhibition for LOS ANGELES FORUM FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN

Competitions
2017: Parque  de San Javier,  San Javier, Murcia  [1er  accesit]
2015: Sunset Headquarters by Thomas Church, Menlo Park, San Mateo County California [1st prize HALS CHALLENGE -ASLA]
2014: La Rosaleda, A Coruña, Spain,   [special mention of the jury]
2014: Metis Festival Garden, Quebec, Canada 
2014: Allariz Festival Garden. Ourense, Spain
2012: Three Parks, Torrelodones, Spain 
2012: Lausanne´s Festival Garden, Lausanne, Switzerland 
2010: Belloch Park, Lleida, Spain
2005: Roa de Duero Square, Burgos, Spain
2004: Chamount Sur Loire Festival, France

Residential Garden
2020: Hayvenhurst, Encino, CA
2019: Valleybrink, Los Angeles, CA
2019: Avalon st, Los Angeles, CA
2019: A&C, Pasadena, CA
2017: VDO II, Los Angeles, CA
2017: Del Norte Garden, Los Angeles, CA 
2016: Congosto Gardens, Congosto, León, Spain
2016: Mission St, Los Angeles, CA
2015: Via de las Olas, Los Angeles, CA 
2014: Kamaroti Hotel Gardens, SIfnos, Greece
2012: Balcony in Sagasta, Madrid, Spain
2011: Allegue Garden, Madrid, Spain

Urban Development - Commercial-
2018: Urbanizacion Allonbay, Villajoyosa, Spain
2017: Golden Mountain Bay, Plan, Yantai, China
2017: Urbanizacion Nature, Alicante, Spain
2017: Del Norte House Development, Los Angeles, CA
2017: Wonderland House Development, Los Angeles, CA
2016: Outdoor Costa Mesa Plaza, Cosa Mesa, CA
2014: Kamaroti Hotel Gardens, SIfnos, Greece

Collaboration with MEGT TERRA landscape architecture
2017: Hollywood Residential Garden, Los Angeles, CA
2017: Appian House, Los Angeles, CA
2017: Corona del Mar Residential Garden, Los Angeles, CA
2017: Franklin Rediential Garden, Los Angeles, CA
2016: Vyneyard, CA
2016: Costa Mesa Plaza, Costa Mesa, OC, CA
2016: Palos Verdes Residential Garden, Los Angeles, CA
2016: Harbor Residential Garden, Los Angeles, CA
2015: N Bentley, Los Angeles, CA
2015: Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA
2015: Coperto, Los Angeles, CA
2015; Roku Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA

Collaboration with Flast Architecture
2019: Museo Reina Sofia Master Plan
2016: LLopis Garden, Madrid, Spain
2014: Valdefresnos Garden, Madrid, Spain-
2012: Marín Garden, Pontevedra, Spain

Collaboration with Citerea, dir by Ana Luengo (IFLA Vice-President for Europe)
2011: Roof Garden in Velazquez St, Madrid, Spain
2011: The Recalde Palace, Bergara, Spain
2010: The Royal Manzanares Castle, Madrid, Spain
2009: Gabriel Miró Square, Madrid, Spain
2008: Cigarral de las Mercedes, Toledo, Spain
2007: El Encin Golf Course, Alcalá de Henares, Spain
2004: Prado Museum Roof Garden, Madrid, Spain

Collaboration with Langarita+Navarro Architecture
2010: Garden of Intermediae-Prado, Madrid, Spain
2008: Almunia Park, Almunia de Doña Godina, Spain
2008: The Movie, Spanish Pavilion 11th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale de Venezia 2008

Collaboration with AceboxAlonso Architecture
2011: Sprew Urban Space, La Coruña, Spain
2007: Biodiesel Factory Garden, Vigo, Spain 
2007: Vars House, Madrid, Spain
2004: Cuña Verde Park, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Collaboration with MTM Archittecture
2010: Cebada Square, Madrid Spain
2009: UAM Square, Madrid, Spain
2008: Sport City III, Madrid, Spain
2007: Pormetxeta Square, Bilbao, Spain
2006: Los Fresnos Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain

Collaboration with Manuel Aymerich Arq-
2006: Estrella de Izar housing development, León, Spain 
2005: Green areas for the PAU El Cañaveral, Madrid, Sp
2005: Monte Tabor School, Madrid, Spain
2004: Torrelodones Comercial Park, Madrid, Spain
2004: Restricted competition for the design of the gardens of Caja España Bank, León, Spain [first award]

Collaboration with Manuel Ocaña Architecture 
2005: Levante Park 1, Córdoba, Spain
2005: Levante Park 2, Córdoba, Spain

Collaboration ATP Paisajismo 
2005: The Wall Park, Sevilla, Spain [thrid award]-
2004: Concepción Park, Sevilla, Spain[thrid award]-
2004: Urban Gardening, Majadahonda, Spain.
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