TTT – (thirtythreetrees)
Venue: Arts Block, Trinity College, Dublin 2
Established in 2004 by Jimi Shields + Maria Vlahos, TTT is a multi-disciplinary practice with particular emphasis on landscape architecture and garden design. After leaving New York, where they installed gardens for the artist William Wegman and film producer Scott Rudin, Shields & Vlahos lived at Mount Usher Gardens for 4 years, where, inspired by the transition from New York City, the idea of TTT was born.
TTT have collaborated with many internationally renowned architects, contributed to various award winning projects and exhibited internationally; including the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2010 (as a member of dePaor Architects design team). Commissions to date include private gardens, hotel gardens, private estates, public parks, restaurant interior, and site specific installations. Shields & Vlahos were awarded the Arts Council Architecture Project Award for 2011 and were awarded, by merit of their work, the first affiliate memberships to the Irish Landscape Institute in 2009.
Jimi Shields, graduate of the Dublin School of Architecture (DIT), has been invited to speak and teach at various universities including, UCD School of Architecture, UCD School of Landscape Architecture, Dublin School of Architecture (DIT) and UCC School of Architecture. Jimi has contributed writing to various publications. He was previously known for his work with the band, Rollerskate Skinny.
Maria Vlahos, graduate of the New York Botanic Gardens with a special award, is the former Head Gardener at the world renowned Mount Usher Gardens. Maria was the first woman, in it’s 140 year history, to be awarded the post and presented many talks while there. Maria and has hosted various site visits for UCD School of Landscape Architecture .