The Shaping Power of Place

Winston Churchill said that “we shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” An afternoon spent reminiscing with Eddie Sears, Betty Anne Cody, Carole and Howard Hovde in the Laity Lodge Great Hall seemed to prove the point. Most of the Lodge traditions we take for granted today found their origin in the work…

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Ten Eyck Site Visit

This week landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck made her first site visit to Laity Lodge. A recurring theme in our meandering conversation (most of it occurring on foot as we walked the grounds) was the importance of water in a landscape like ours. Ten Eyck has demonstrated a unique combination of artistry and environmental and regional sensitivity in her work, and we are grateful to have her join the project team.

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