Make a Splash: Dynamic Water as a Design Opportunity - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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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.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about current trends and principles of designing with water—surviving, adapting, and thriving in the face of climate change.
  • Identify opportunities to treat stormwater in design as a resource rather than a threat by leveraging it for improved sustainability and social welfare.
  • Understand how landscape architecture design can help shift the public's perception of stormwater and flooding.
  • Utilize innovative strategies and techniques of stormwater management and flood control, drawing from case studies that range in scale from master plans to site-specific examples.

Muhan Cui, ASLA, LEED AP



Muhan Cui practices as a landscape architect and Associate at Sasaki, a multidisciplinary firm with an integrated planning and design philosophy. She has been working on architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning projects in America, Asia, and Africa, ranging from large scale master plans to site designs. Muhan received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania with ASLA Certificate of Merit, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tongji University in Shanghai. Her interdisciplinary experiences have rooted the sensitivity of site-specific placemaking in her design moves, and provide her with comprehensive understanding through project complexities.

Chao Yang, ASLA

landscape architect

Andropogon Associates, Ltd.

Chao is a landscape architect at Andropogon associates. His works focus on weaving sustainable design strategies into the built environment and integrating social and ecological dynamics at all scales. His career is centered on his expertise in stormwater management practices with various projects ranging from high profile institution campus planning and design, site-scale urban design to regional-scale master planning in both the U.S. and China. With a background of horticulture, Chao received his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Ball State University.

Kevin Hebard, PE

Associate Engineer


A licensed Civil Engineer with 6 years of experience working on landscape architecture projects at Sasaki Associates. Kevin specializes in designing stormwater management systems that compliment and enhance the vision of his landscape design partners. His work includes planning level projects and built work. Kevin strives to bring innovative, resilient and nature-based stormwater solutions to every project.


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