Visual social media such as Instagram and Twitter have the potential to offer more than a chronicle of our everyday lives. They allow landscape architects to reach into a vast storehouse of visual information and extract valuable information about the general public's shared landscape experiences. An ability to collect and analyze this information can give landscape architects, urban planners, and researchers insight into how snapshots reveal individual preferences and interpretations of the built environment.
This presentation will take the practitioner on a technological journey through the Instagram API Console and its potential when applied to a real site in an attempt to answer if this type of Big Data can be used to find hidden patterns and commonalities in the landscape. Webinar participants will learn how to use Twitter’s “Streaming API” to build their own tool for site analysis, post-occupancy evaluation, and design research.
Learn how Big Data is changing how the public views, collects and disseminates information about the landscape.
Learn how technology has changed how people view the landscape and how it has remained the same.
Learn how the tool can be applied to find hidden patterns and commonalities in the built environment.
This session will explore how technology influences and is influenced by practitioners, educators, students, and software developers. We will have a moderated round-table discussion bringing together professional practice, education, and digital technology. This session will also focus on the practical application of off-the-shelf software to achieving production in the workplace.
Identify the software, platforms, and processes that are being taught to landscape architecture students.
Understand the requests that students are making for technology use.
Recognize how professional practice influences the technology curriculum, and the expectations of hiring firms.
Explain how the educational curriculum affects professional practice.
Become aware of how practitioners contribute to the development of software.
Identify new technologies that impact our products, workflows, and staff.
Become aware of how technology companies are working with educators to promote their products.
Three design innovators share their cumulative experience working with metal and stone in the landscape. Through case studies, they elaborate on specific techniques, approaches, and inspirations throughout the design process. This detailed journey from concept through fabrication and installation illuminates the many complex and creative pathways to contemporary landscape design.
Discover techniques and approaches for creating avant-garde metal/stone installations and details with the landscape.
Learn project design criteria and installation facts and costs.
Learn collaborative methods used with clients, designers and contractors in regards to metal/stone design as well as processes to create complex details through 3D modeling and representation for innovative fabrication.
Understand the challenges and successes from detailed case studies of a variety of metal/stone applications. Gain insight on how these new approaches can influence the future of landscape infrastructure.
Landscape architects are often responsible for the design of stormwater systems. The US EPA National Stormwater Calculator is a new planning and design tool to document estimated performance (stormwater runoff reductions) of green infrastructure stormwater best management practices (BMPs). The National Stormwater Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, historic rainfall records, future climate change scenarios, and BMP designs. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including: site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. Landscape architects will learn how to use the National Stormwater Calculator for potential projects. Attendees will also learn about future updates to the calculator.
Learn about urban stormwater management planning and design tools & models.
Learn how to use US EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator, including potential applications for regulatory and voluntary projects.
Learn about green infrastructure (stormwater BMPs) climate resiliency planning and future updates to the National Stormwater Calculator.
SketchUp 2014 brings with it many improvements. This webinar will present the improvements that will impact how landscape architects do business. You will hear from experts what scripts and plugins they prefer and they will share insights into some of the tricks of the trade. Speakers will discuss how plugins provide great capability within SketchUp as well as exporting a high quality rendered product. These techniques are changing the perception of what SketchUp can produce.
Understand how software improvements to SketchUp 2014 can improve your projects.
Learn which techniques and extension tools are useful for site design.
Become familiar with how various rendering plugins can greatly enhance your project quality.
As landscape architects, we make graphic design decisions constantly throughout our workday: from laying out presentations to basic font selection. With a better understanding of layout, typography, and use of color, we can make more thoughtful and informed decisions in how we communicate visually. In this webinar, we will walk through graphic design essentials: from type sizing, to page margins, to using InDesign more efficiently, that will help us communicate more legibly and beautifully.
Familiarity with essential graphic design terminology.
Familiarity with best practices in typography (how we choose and use fonts).
Familiarity with page and screen layout best practices.