Recorded Presentations

Mar 4, 2013 ‐ Dec 18, 2017



Sessions

Picturing Landscape - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 10:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 11:45am

Credits: None available.

How do we picture landscapes? Three prominent photographers, working differently with designed, urban, and climate-affected landscapes, will share their work and thoughts on how they capture landscapes and how this might inform our work as designers.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain insights on designed, natural, and built landscapes from photographers who make landscape the subject of their work.
  • Understand the varied and diverse ways professionals from outside the discipline of landscape architecture understand landscape, and the ways in which this might inform our work.
  • Learn how photographers move through and experience designed and built landscape.
  • Consider how the perspectives of others engaged in the medium of landscape could help inform our individual and collective marketing and business development strategies.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

The ReImagined River: Fifty-One Miles of Connected Open Space - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

One million people live within a mile of the Los Angeles River, which currently serves a singular purpose of flood control. Los Angeles County is reimagining the river as multibenefit and updating its 1996 master plan. This session explores the project, which is integrating robust community engagement, politics, hydrology, and design.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the history of the Los Angeles River related to the current effort to update the master plan.
  • Understand hydrological realities and flows associated with a flashy, semiarid river system flowing through an ultra-urban environment.
  • Discuss political challenges and opportunities associated with a multijurisdictional river and understand opportunities for robust public engagement.
  • Explore the design kit of parts, ranging from parks to water recharge to affordable housing.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Standard: $60.00
Students: $0.00

Breaking Free from Tropical Hardwoods: New Alternatives for Sustainability - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW) / 1.5 GBCI SITES-Specific CE

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Dependency on tropical hardwoods is unsustainable given current rates of use, ecosystem degradation, and slow renewal rates. Fortunately, there are new alternatives that are durable, beautiful, and renewable. In this session learn how to use and work with thermally modified, acetylated, and polymerized woods, fused bamboo lumber, and black locust.

The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920020989, providing SITES-specific CE hours required to maintain SITES AP credentials. Participants will need to pass the exam at the end of the presentation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants will need to self-report CE hours through their credentials account on https://sitesonline.usgbc.org.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the environmental and social impacts of using tropical hardwoods.
  • Compare alternatives to tropical hardwoods with respect to use, cost, performance, durability, and aesthetics.
  • Understand issues with procurement, detailing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance requirements for alternatives to tropical hardwoods.
  • Understand the challenges of specifying various wood types within SITES and Living Building Challenge projects.
Speaker(s):
  • Meg Calkins, FASLA, SITES AP, Professor + Department Head, North Carolina State University
  • Laura Solano, ASLA, Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
  • Thomas C. Amoroso, ASLA, Principal, PLA, Andropogon Associates Ltd
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Standard: $60.00
Students: $0.00

A Design Framework for Livable Streets in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Autonomous technology will become increasingly prevalent in our communities. Despite optimism about the technology, there is a high degree of uncertainty about how it will manifest in urban environs and streetscapes. This session builds frameworks for best practice based on the concepts of autonomy, livability, and human scale design.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the concept design of streets in an autonomous future.
  • Examine design, policy, and technology implications for intersections and districts in urban, suburban, and rural transects.
  • Consider opportunities for innovative design, policy, public engagement, and private action.
  • Co-create design and policy concepts for implementation.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Standard: $60.00
Students: $0.00

Spatial Multiplicity: Weaving Complex and Diverse Narratives in the Public Realm - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Public spaces of deep meaning often have multiple narratives that exist within the constructs of place. Through lively discussion and case study examples, this panel will explore key design strategies and lessons learned for creating spaces that embody and celebrate the complexity of the people and places they serve.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how landscape architects are leveraging design strategies to create complex and diverse social and cultural spaces.
  • Understand the interconnected relationship of a place’s physical setting; its activities, situations, and events; and the individual and group meanings created through people’s experiences and intentions.
  • Explore design strategies for creating places of depth and inclusion. .
  • Examine effective strategies for engagement and design execution in complex sites.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $40.00
Members: $50.00
Standard: $60.00
Students: $0.00

Inside the LA Studio with Design Workshop - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Nov 17, 2019 3:30pm ‐ Nov 17, 2019 4:45pm

Credits: None available.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, Design Workshop is looking forward and positioning itself for the next 50 years. Learn the factors that have contributed to the firm’s longevity, what drives its passion for research, and explore the firm’s design thinking about the next generation.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how a landscape architecture firm survives for 50 years and addresses issues of ownership and leadership transition.
  • Understand how a firm with multiple offices builds a studio culture and drives design quality.
  • Explore how a firm incorporates thought leadership and meaningful research into for-profit projects.
  • Find out what the future holds for the profession from Design Workshop’s perspective and how the firm intends to position itself for that future.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Hot Topic: Integrating Wildfire Resilience into Planning and Design - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 17, 2019 3:30pm ‐ Nov 17, 2019 4:45pm

Credits: None available.

As communities across the country face growing wildfire threats and more people reside in areas at risk, learning to plan and design for wildfire is of critical importance. This session explores the relationship between wildfires, land use decisions, and the integration of wildfire resilience in planning and design.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the urgency of our wildfire problem and identify common vulnerabilities.
  • Explore the relationship between wildfires, land use decisions and the resulting built environment.
  • Investigate key land use strategies, decision makers, and stakeholders to communicate wildfire risk.
  • Examine strategies for integrating wildfire risk into community planning efforts and site-level design.
Speaker(s):
  • Molly Mowery, AICP, Founder, Wildfire Planning International
  • Carly Klein, ASLA, AICP, LEED Green Associate, Landscape Designer, Design Workshop
  • Mikey Goralnik, AICP, LEED Green Associate, Community Design and Development Planner, Mariposa County Planning Department
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

The Evolution of the Front Yard: From Display Garden to Multiuse Space - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 17, 2019 3:30pm ‐ Nov 17, 2019 4:45pm

Credits: None available.

The suburban front yard, dominated by lawn, has long functioned as a passage from house to street and tidy foreground to the home. This session explores recent trends toward other uses of the front yard: for socializing, recreation, and cultivation, functions historically kept in the backyard.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the history of suburban residential front yard design, explore recent design trends, and learn what is driving those trends.
  • Learn ways that homeowners are using small properties to the maximum potential.
  • Learn how community governing boards (i.e., HOAs and municipal codes) are reacting to homeowners desires to change their front yards.
  • See how these boards are changing their design guidelines to adapt to the homeowners’ requests.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Social/Ecological Resilience of Green Infrastructure When Design and Engineering Are Integrated - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 17, 2019 3:30pm ‐ Nov 17, 2019 4:45pm

Credits: None available.

Green infrastructure has swept the nation the past 20 years. We can now learn from aged green infrastructure how to best plan and implement these design solutions. When functionality of engineered systems is paired with judicious design, GI is able to provide resilient social and ecological benefits to all communities.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the impact of functional GI systems that are designed as beautiful amenities in a social context.
  • Explore the importance of appropriate plant and aggregate material selections to the long-term vitality and maintenance of the systems.
  • Examine human spatial and technical design dimensions needed to achieve full ecosystem benefits.
  • Understand the role of carbon in the design and operations of urban green infrastructure.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Culture, Identity, and Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 17, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 17, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

How do we recognize the multiple histories, cultural traditions, identities, and populations that have shaped landscapes of the past and could construct landscapes of the future? This panel will explore the ways in which representation and equity can creatively inform design processes and be intentional outcomes of our work.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about cultural traditions from US and global cities, how they may inform design processes, and how we as designers have an ethical obligation to cultivate and honors these traditions.
  • Cultivate an understanding of how to work with people and cultural resources already on the ground as a first act of exploring the design possibilities of unique cultures and identities.
  • Learn about the ways designers and researchers often step outside a given brief to re-frame project agendas around issues of culture and identity.
  • Understand how representation, inclusion, and belonging can manifest themselves in widely varying ways through both a project design process and a project’s physical expression.
Speaker(s):
  • Chris Reed, Design Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism
  • Sara Zewde, ASLA, Founding Principal, Studio Zewde
  • Stephen Gray, AIA, Principal/ Faculty, Grayscale Collaborative/ Harvard Graduate School of Design
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00
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