The After Party: Landscape Architect's Role in Establishing, Curating, and Maintaining Landscapes - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Recorded On: 10/28/2023
Gardens are dynamic, they change from year to year and season to season. How do we let the gardens evolve while staying true to the original design intent? In this session we explore post-project completion services, ecological reasons for planting instability, and the advantages of adaptive management toolkits.
- Understand the ecological reasons for planting instability and high landscape maintenance requirements.
- Explore the advantages of adaptive management toolkits over static maintenance manuals.
- Consider how to let gardens evolve while still staying true to the original design intent.
- Recognize the importance of staying engaged as a long-term resource for our clients and contractors.
Michael F. Ciccarelli, ASLA, LEED AP
Mike Ciccarelli is Landscape Architect and principal at Hoerr Schaudt in Chicago, IL. With nearly 20 years of experience, Mike understands how landscapes are built, he loves plants, and knows the importance of curating his projects once completed. His goals at Hoerr Schaudt are to create gardens that delight and to promote the transformative power of horticulture. In his free time, Mike enjoys distance running, playing & coaching sports and spending time with his wife, (3) kids and Golden Doodle!
Claudia West, ASLA
Phyto Studio LLC
Claudia West is a leading voice in the emerging field of ecological planting design. Known for her passionate advocacy of plant-driven design, Claudia is a widely sought out speaker and consultant who applies the technologies of plant systems to bring essential natural functions back into our cities. She has worked on all sides of the green industry—as a designer, a grower, installer, and land manager—grounding her innovative work in pragmatic solutions that address the realities of our urbanizing world. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Planting in a Post-Wild World, and co-founder of Phyto Studio.
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