- Born: Jun 20, 1921, Muelheim-Ruhr, Germany
- Marriage (1): Oberlander, Peter Heinz
Prominent landscape architect in Canada. Married to Peter Heinz Oberl ander. Cornelia left Germany in 1938 with her mother and sister. Sh e studied at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and later a t Harvard where she met her future husband Peter Oberlander. He was f rom Vienna and also a refugee from the Nazi regime. He fled to Englan d in the 1930's and was interned there as an enemy alien. Later he wa s sent to Canada and interned there. After his release he studied a t McGill University in Montreal and later at Harvard.
Peter and Cornelia moved to Canada and lived in Vancouver where Cornel ia still resides. Cornelia started her own firm - "Cornelia Hahn Ober lander Architects" - in Vancouver in 1953. She has worked on some maj or projects in North America such as Robson Square in Vancouver, The V ancouver Public Library, the National Gallery in Ottawa, and the New Y ork Times Building. Peter was also a landscape architect, as well a s professor of regional planning and director of the Centre for Huma n Settlement at the University of British Columbia. A recent biograph y of Cornelia was published in 2014.
Cornelia married Peter Heinz Oberlander. (Peter Heinz Oberlander was born on Nov 29, 1922 in Vienna, Austria and died on Dec 27, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.)