CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1996
Services for landscape architect Emmet L. Wemple are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's of the Mountain Church, 2563 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta. Graveside services will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. Wemple, whose projects included the grounds of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu and the Getty Center now under construction in Brentwood, as well as several Southern California university campuses, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 65.
June 7, 1996 |
Emmet L. Wemple, internationally known Southern California landscape architect whose myriad projects included the grounds of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, UCLA and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace, has died. He was 75. Wemple, who taught at USC from 1951 to 1988, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications after heart surgery. "Emmet Wemple was a genius," said Stephen D. Rountree, director of operations and planning for the J.
August 23, 1993 |
In the late 1970s, radios and other small items began to disappear from Emmet Wemple's offices near MacArthur Park. The thefts were a nuisance for the famed landscape architect, but not enough to chase him from the culturally diverse and centrally located Westlake district of his beloved city. The area was teeming with young artists, architects and designers attracted by its low-cost housing and funky studio spaces.
September 8, 1991
Emmet L. Wemple, fellow of the American Society of Landscape and president of Emmet L. Wemple & Associates Landscape Architects, will serve on the 1992 Presidential Design Awards Achievement Jury in September in Washington D.C. He will review entries for federal project commissions in the Design Arts Program competition of the National Endowment for the Arts.
June 1, 1986
The USC School of Architecture has established the Emmet L. Wemple Endowment for Landscape Architecture, honoring excellence in teaching as exemplified by Wemple, who has been a member of the USC architecture faculty since 1951.
March 17, 1985
Ground was broken Thursday in Costa Mesa for The Courtyards, an $18-million downtown project that is first in the city's redevelopment district, involving as investors the city, through the Redevelopment Agency, and Pacific Savings Bank. The Courtyards, on 11 acres at 19th Street and Harbor Boulevard, will consist of eight one- and two-story buildings set among courtyards and graced with fountains, offering a total of 172,300 square feet of retail and office space.