Recorded Presentations

Mar 4, 2013 ‐ Dec 18, 2017



Sessions

Inside the LA Studio with Mahan Rykiel Associates - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 3:30pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 4:45pm

Credits: None available.

Founded in 1983, Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA) is a Baltimore-based firm that works across scales to imagine and realize projects that enrich the human condition and support vibrant natural systems. Through its collaborative design research methodology, MRA frames questions of landscape through the lenses of economic development, ecological stewardship, and community identity.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how a firm evolves to meet the changing needs of its clients and address contemporary landscape concerns.
  • Understand the importance of project diversity in cultivating a resilient business model, staff development, and office culture.
  • Learn about the firm’s collaborative design research method and how it’s used to enrich project outcomes.
  • Consider what it means for a firm to be place-based and how values and business practices can align to support social equity and ecological stewardship.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Making Space for Homelessness: Innovative Approaches to Housing, Spaces, and Services - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 3:30pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 4:45pm

Credits: None available.

For designers and policy makers, homelessness has become the new core competency, influencing every decision made about the public realm and the built environment. Learn from empathetic innovators who are crafting new policies to both engage and empower people who have been traumatized by the experience of homelessness.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the root causes of homelessness in contemporary American cities.
  • Explore the various ways that homelessness manifests and affects contemporary cities, particularly their public spaces.
  • Learn how cities are revamping their policies, programs, and procedures to better protect the health, safety, and welfare of all residents.
  • Identify “better practices” that practitioners and policy makers can use to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness in their communities.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Do You Speak Developer? Translating and Communicating the Value of Landscape Architecture - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Landscape architects can serve as powerful partners in creating places that generate a high return on investment but often don’t know how to express the value of their work in language compelling to developers. Experts offer insights on how landscape architects can translate their work and reach their greatest potential.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the language and terms commonly used by developers that relate to landscape architecture.
  • Understand how to build a business case for the economic return on investment in your work.
  • Identify key metrics relevant to developers who are interested in health/safety/welfare, environmental benefits, and social benefits.
  • Learn about current trends in real estate development.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Contracts: Relationships, Rights, and Risk Management - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

As the work of Landscape Architects has become more complex and intertwined with other disciplines, our success hinges on more than design talents. Learn from principals at leading architecture and landscape architecture practices as well as legal and insurance experts about how to meet the practical challenges all design professionals confront when negotiating contracts.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of building solid client relations.
  • Identify issues that arise in contracts that affect your rights as a design professional.
  • Learn contractual language to protect yourself and your firm.
  • Explore strategies to help with negotiation, and recognize legal issues versus business issues.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Ecotrace: Layering Ecology Into Practice - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Small urban design, large parks and campuses, and dedicated ecological restoration projects all have different goals and considerations, but all can incorporate layers of ecological knowledge to design for successful outcomes. Landscape architects from three different models of practice share their approaches and strategies for creating site-specific ecological goals.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a better understanding of what ecology or restoration means in an urban setting or a restoration site.
  • Explore approaches to site understanding and analysis that can help set an ecological framework for the site design.
  • Discover how to adapt strategies based on site variables.
  • Learn techniques for leveraging planting design and soil amendment to achieve project goals.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

After Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces Forty Years Later - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 16, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

It’s time to revisit the work of William H. Whyte! This panel will look at the evolution of small urban spaces and human behavior; exploring how new design strategies and emerging technologies can facilitate the success of these spaces as catalysts for sustainable urban living.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the evolution of small urban spaces and human behavior over time.
  • Understand the history and role of privately owned public spaces in the urban realm.
  • Identify methodologies for observing small urban spaces and measuring success.
  • Explore the future of these spaces as catalysts for sustainable urban living.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

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

Nov 16, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 12:15pm

Credits: None available.

Founded more than 40 years ago, Andropogon has maintained its commitment to the principle of “designing with nature,” creating beautiful and evocative landscapes inspired by careful observation of natural processes and informed by scientific evidence. Andropogon will discuss challenges and opportunities through the decades and its vision for the next generation.

Please complete a brief evaluation of this Online Learning presentation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the challenges of evolving a more-than-four-decades-young practice and sustaining relevance.
  • Examine integrating research inquiry in the design process.
  • Discuss finding the balance between a design-based business and a business-based practice.
  • Understand aligning aspirations with market capacity.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Finding Design: Case Studies in the Creative Process - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 12:15pm

Credits: None available.

Reaching beyond the constraints of their sites, landscape architects often create works that are striking, unique, and memorable in concept and realization. This session explores ways in which an active imagination and a creative spirit fuel the design process in the work of landscape architects known for their inspired designs.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Discover the role of creative imagination in the design processes of outstanding landscape architects working today.
  • Learn how an unorthodox line of thought, or an unexpected inspiration, can lead to unusua - perhaps magical - design solutions that meet all the criteria of professional work today.
  • Understand the ways in which landscape architects find paths to problem solving and design expression by drawing on their personal histories and diverse interests.
  • Be inspired to explore and expand your own sources of inspiration.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Design with Nature - Fifty Years Later - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 12:15pm

Credits: None available.

In celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Ian McHarg’s seminal Design with Nature, this panel provides insights into his legacy and broad influences, informed by personal experiences, and explores the relevance of his ecologically driven vision for addressing the contemporary and emerging issues of landscape resilience, performance, and climate change.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the extraordinary personality and contributions of Ian McHarg (and his close associate Narendra Juneja), responsible for the publication of Design with Nature.
  • Examine the legacy of Design with Nature that pioneered the concept of ecological planning and established landscape architecture as integrating the humanities and the sciences.
  • Learn about the broad cultural, intellectual, and professional impact of Design with Nature, both nationally and globally.
  • Explore innovative ways of applying ideas from Design with Nature to contemporary and emerging issues of landscape resilience, performance, and climate change.
Speaker(s):
  • Frederick R. Steiner, FASLA, SITES AP, Dean, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • Anne Whiston Spirn, FASLA, Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Carter van Dyke, ASLA, President & Founding Partner / Adjunct Professor, Carter van Dyke Associates / Tyler School of Art, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Temple University
  • Baldev Lamba, ASLA, Principal, Lamba Associates Inc. /Temple University
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00

Resilient Streets: Expanding Public Realm and Mobility - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 16, 2019 11:00am ‐ Nov 16, 2019 12:15pm

Credits: None available.

This session will explore how streets can be designed to signal a “pedestrian-first” environment, creating a more cohesive public realm identity and expanding flexible programming opportunities while also prioritizing safety. “Resilient” streets can accommodate existing modes of transportation, while also being poised to strategically adapt to emerging mobility trends.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how emerging mobility/access trends are changing the way that cars occupy streets now and in the future.
  • Learn a range of design strategies for pedestrianizing streets, which can both enhance public realm continuity and protect pedestrian and driver safety.
  • Understand how changes to streets at the site scale can be evaluated for their impact to urban or regional scale transportation connectivity.
  • Learn how streets can be designed to be adaptable to future transportation changes, such as self-driving cars, continued increase in ride-share use, and alternative transportation options.
Speaker(s):
Associates: $30.00
Members: $40.00
Standard: $50.00
Students: $0.00
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