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by Jaime Gillin last modified Jun 22, 2012

by Jaime Gillin A highlight of Sunday's programming at Dwell on Design is sure to be our panel on Sunnylands—also known as the sprawling, A. Quincy Jones–designed Annenberg estate in Palm Springs, which has hosted many presidents and other luminaries over the years. The place recently underwent a modern makeover, with a sustainable new visitor's center, a renovated historic residence, and a green approach to the landscape—goodbye sprawling golf course, hello 50,000-plant desert garden. Thanks to the efforts of a team of landscape architects and designers, Sunnylands has reduced electricity and water use by over 40%, and become a paragon of sustainability in the middle of the desert. Joining us at 3:00 p.m. on the Sustainability stage to tell us how they did it, and offer advice on "greening" the desert are landscape architect Jim Burnett, architect Frederick Fisher, and Sunnylands Center & Gardens' director Janice Lyle. Here, a peek at the new, green Sunnylands. (All photos copyright The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.)




 

 

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by Jaime Gillin

A highlight of Sunday's programming at Dwell on Design is sure to be our panel on Sunnylands—also known as the sprawling, A. Quincy Jones–designed Annenberg estate in Palm Springs, which has hosted many presidents and other luminaries over the years. The place recently underwent a modern makeover, with a sustainable new visitor's center, a renovated historic residence, and a green approach to the landscape—goodbye sprawling golf course, hello 50,000-plant desert garden. Thanks to the efforts of a team of landscape architects and designers, Sunnylands has reduced electricity and water use by over 40%, and become a paragon of sustainability in the middle of the desert. Joining us at 3:00 p.m. on the Sustainability stage to tell us how they did it, and offer advice on "greening" the desert are landscape architect Jim Burnett, architect Frederick Fisher, and Sunnylands Center & Gardens' director Janice Lyle. Here, a peek at the new, green Sunnylands. (All photos copyright The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.)



 

 

 
 
 

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