Landscape architects often face the heady challenge of educating and negotiating with residential clients who are often far removed from what is appropriate and or ecologically sensitive to a site. How to stay true to your design philosophy and moral duty to the environment is the goal of this session. Learning Objectives:
Present a clear and coherent design philosophy as a guide for the project
Communicate the ideas of sustainability and bio-diversity
Explain various approaches to systemize communications
Illustrate examples of integrated Landscape Architecture from diverse regional contexts
The experience of women in the workplace and the importance of female leadership have recently catapulted to the forefront of American consciousness. In this context, three women in landscape architecture discuss the role of gender in their practices and design philosophies and make the case for valuing Design with Nurture. Learning Objectives:
Learn how different perspectives create stronger, inclusive, and safer designs
Examine strategies to work more collaboratively (with design teams and contractors)
Develop ways to encourage and engage women in design
Residential garden design offers cultural, environmental, and aesthetic benefits, yet designers struggle with the interpersonal skills required to be truly successful. In this session, three geographically diverse landscape architects each explore three case studies that balance personalities, program, design, and site challenges to create gardens that are beautiful and sustainable.
Identify means to integrate design, program, stewardship and client personality that achieve beautiful, resilient, low-maintenance gardens on sites varying in architectural style, geographic location, scale, and ecology.
Learn how to work with residential clients to effectively design living spaces that reflect individual styles and tastes while capturing the genius loci.
Acquire reliable strategies for marketing residential work and maintaining long-term relationships with clients.
Determine methods for artistic coalescence of man-made and natural ecosystems.
Reaching beyond constraints of their sites, landscape architects often create works that are memorable in concept and realization. This session explores ways in which the creative spirit fuels the design process in the work of three landscape architects known for their inspired designs: James Burnett, Signe Nielsen, and Kongjian Yu.
Discover the role of creative imagination in the design process of three outstanding landscape architects working today.
Learn how an unorthodox line of thought, or an unexpected inspiration, can lead to unusual—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.
This session will share methods to approach design with the core value of empathy. Empathy is the first step in design thinking and the basis for usercentric design. Learn how practitioners from multiple design disciplines bring multiple voices into the design process using empathy as their starting point.
Define the principles of a usercentric design process.
Design a process to bring in multiple voices and perspectives.
Identify strategies to avoid and defuse conflict.
Understand the power of empathy in reaching agreement as well as being the key to meaningful design.
Join speakers Diane Jones Allen and Austin Allen as they discuss their years of professional and academic practice. They will share their experiences pursuing environmental justice projects, ground up approaches to planning and design, intricately linking Research and practice on all projects regardless of scale, and unique approaches to community outreach regarding critical social and infrastructure urbanism problems.
Explore innovative methods for melding comprehensive studio and independent research with strategies to produce effective design processes driven by creativity and sustainability.
Examine the African-American urban experience related to planning and design, and its impact upon landscape architecture and green infrastructure design decisions.
Learn new collaborative approaches to community outreach in contested urban spaces.
Discuss how landscape architects can shape and integrate environmental justice issues and projects into practice.
Two distinct voices in the profession of landscape architecture, Andrea Cochran and Ken Smith, engage in candid dialogue to examine methods for creating experientially powerful landscapes. Their conversation investigates landscape architecture’s orientation to art, and the potential role of art in facilitating an elevated experience of landscape.
Be inspired by a conversation about the importance of art in landscape architecture, and, further, speculate on its necessity for the future of the field.
Hear first-hand how landscape architects have worked with artists to elevate the experiential qualities of their projects.
Understand the challenges and successes of working individually and collaboratively.
Gather some best practices to move towards artistic and intellectual integrity in a landscape project.
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.
Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects has been involved with environmental planning and design projects covering a wide range of scales for 20 years. Each project focuses attention on detailed design and environmental appropriateness encompassing, wherever possible, elements of the native or vernacular landscape. Hollander Design utilizes a combination of landscape architectural, horticultural, and ecological talents to develop creative solutions to design problems.
Explore the ways in which Hollander Design harbors a successful collaborative design process by working effectively with allied design professionals.
Learn about the diversity of single-family residential landscapes and gain insight into the various design opportunities available in single-family, private residential landscapes.
Understand how Hollander Design integrates sustainable practices within traditional landscape typologies, and identify ways which sustainable practices have been integrated successfully into traditional style landscapes.
Learn about the impact of climate change on the classification of native species, evaluating how climate change has impacted the success of plant species which have generally been considered native in various regions, and looking ahead in planting design on how to create ecologically responsible landscape with non-native species.
Working closely with residential clients and contractors comes with both great challenges and great joys. Four designers from distinct regions engage in lively storytelling of their own experiences, from educating clients on landscape architecture design to the many eccentric relationships one forms throughout the life of a project and beyond.
Learn how to quickly evaluate a prospective client and decide whether to propose on the project…or not
Understand the challenges of working with homeowners often unversed in design and ecology
Demonstrate benefits of close contractor relationships that often carry through from project to project
Understand the correlation between maintaining long term client relationships and enduring landscapes and how this often leads to future work, lessening the need for marking and advertising