Los Angeles landscape architect and teacher Emmet L. Wemple, perhaps best known for his design of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, will be honored Wednesday with the 1988 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Architectural Guild of the USC School of Architecture.
The award will be presented at the 29th annual guild dinner at the Town and Gown on the USC campus. Past recipients of the award are Jon Jerde, Rafael Soriano and Frank Gehry.
Tokyo Embassy Work
Wemple has been a professor of architecture and a faculty member at USC since 1951 and president of Emmet L. Wemple and Associates, Los Angeles, since 1968. He is a practicing landscape architect--licensed in California, Colorado, Texas and Louisiana--and is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture.
The award honors Wemple's "excellence in architectural education and innovative leadership in professional practice."
In addition to the Getty Museum, Wemple's firm was the landscape architect of the American Embassy in Tokyo, children's parks in Central America, a retirement center in Montecito, Calif., the Koll Center Newport Industrial Park, the Naval Regional Center in San Diego and the Angelus Plaza Elderly Housing development in downtown Los Angeles.