This session was proposed within the longest period of economic expansion in U.S. history, and focused on lessons learned for firms and young professionals before the next downturn. Nine months later, we are facing a pandemic-driven recession. This session will to share how our firms have been adapting to the economic challenges of the year, plans moving forward, and comparing, contrasting and learning from the experiences of the Great Recession.
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.
Delivering innovative design solutions on time and on budget, with happy teams and clients, healthy profit margins, and high quality is essential for business. Using real project scenarios, these firm leaders will share methods and insights on the challenges, dynamic nature, and artful approach of project management in design practices.
Climate resilience and social justice have become issues central to the landscape architecture profession. However, opportunities to pursue careers outside mainstream practices to address these issues remained limited. This session provides insights from award-winning professionals who have pursued alternative careers, as well as opportunities within the current model of practice.