The goal of this session is twofold: to better understand how drawings are prepared so they clearly communicate the design by the time they reach the contractor, and to get the most out of visits to job sites. Strategies to provide clarity from design to construction will be explored.
Three contemporary designers and practice leaders will share the inspiration, grit, persistence, and craft behind their favorite recently realized details. These stories will explore how the big idea of a project finds itself in the smallest details of the project execution.
The way we organize contract documents has not changed substantially in a century, while the means to create these documents has changed radically. Landscapes are becoming increasingly complex, and the process of documenting and building landscapes is undergoing a radical shift to fully embrace the digital media we all employ.
Mistakes in soil design can result in catastrophic landscape failures. What many landscape architects don’t understand is that often the “small” details in soils can trip up their brilliant design. We will present common misunderstandings about soil to avoid critical mistakes and assure successful landscape design and construction.
Although disabled people make up the largest global minority, they spend their lives adapting to the built environment, which limits human experience, inclusion, and participation in the public realm. Through the lens of DeafScape, we will discover ways to design with the Deaf community, and beyond, through Universal Design.
Understand the Deaf community and disabled community and their shared histories, the significance of the ADA, and social model vs medical model of disability in relation to the built environment.
Learn the history and specific needs of the Deaf community, the development and application of DeafSpace guidelines, and their application to landscape architecture through DeafScape.
Learn to intentionally transform everyday thinking about who we design for, the urgency of including disabled people as stakeholders and experts, and how public policy can deeply influence Universal Design.
Learn how to identify and communicate, as an abled person, with Deaf and disabled people in the design process.
The study and amplification of cultural landscapes offer practitioners and students new opportunities to understand the impact of uncovering historic landscapes and landscape strategies to reflect multi-cultural stories and histories that promote more inclusive and creative placemaking.
What’s it really like to run your own shop? Join three landscape architects who have taken the plunge as sole practitioners. In this session, you’ll hear an honest conversation about the risks and rewards of sole practice as they discuss work/life balance, business practices, social bias, and much more.
Climate change and habitat loss are triggering shifts in the regulation of coastal water bodies. Join us for a look “behind the renderings” to see how regulation impacts designs across the East and West coasts and hear from a bayfront regulator on policy changes that enable fill for habitat projects.
Provide a detailed “behind the rendering” analysis of how signature waterfront projects have been permitted and interpreted by regulatory agencies.
Understand the different entities responsible for regulating waterfront environments on the East and West coasts, and the constraints and opportunities of current regulatory practices.
Learn about methods used by design firms to advocate for the advancement of innovative habitat and public access strategies, and how regulators consider the approval of experimental and untested ideas.
Learn about new updates to the regulations in San Francisco Bay that remove barriers to permitting of fill for habitat projects, enabling new design opportunities and inspiring regulatory adaptation nationwide.
Climate change has created increasingly volatile water that may overwhelm our stormwater systems. As a response to this threat, site design can create advantageous opportunities, from strengthening sustainability to improving social welfare. This panel explores designing for a changing climate through four projects of varying scale and geographic context.
The GBCI course ID for this course is 0920023417, 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.
In this session, designers with Dark Matter University will share their experiences and efforts to explore ideas and actions for how design and landscape architecture institutions and practices can better acknowledge and address racism in the profession, education, and practice.
Learn how racism and whiteness in the built environment fields impact communities of color and practitioners in the field.
Learn the concepts of design justice as they connect social justice to design and built environment practices beyond only diversity and inclusion or community engagement practices.
Learn how to contribute to future dialogues around anti-racism/anti-Black racism education in the profession.
Learn how to engage and support new efforts catalyzed by the 2020 pandemic and protests such as Dark Matter University and Design as Protest to address racism in landscape architecture education and practice.