What's It All For? Finding Meaning and Defining Values Through the Work - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

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Our values influence our designs, and in turn, our designs give purpose to our practices. This session reflects on the hidden drivers behind our creative process and the values that reinforce design, leadership styles, and cross-generational mentorship. This is an open discussion among women at different stages of their careers.

Learning objectives:

  • Critically reflect on the inevitable influence of personal values on design decisions and practice management, and how that can be used to foster cultural continuity within small design studios.
  • Assess the idea of 'relay' mentorship, and learn about how values can pass from one firm to new generations of firms though shared histories.
  • Learn how cultural shifts can create new opportunities within existing firms and founding of new practices, and potential pit falls to avoid during change management.
  • Explore how values and meaning influence community access to landscape work from a code perspective and more broadly through universal access, and equity and inclusion.

Jennifer Ng, ASLA

Senior Associate

Klopfer Martin Design Group

Jennifer is a landscape architect who defines successful and inspiring designs as those that speak equally to place-making and place-keeping. The consistent theme in her projects is to create a sense of home. Through her practice, stewardship of the environment and culture become an everyday, every project opportunity. Jennifer was raised equally in rural New York and Chinatown, Manhattan. As such, she has a deep appreciation for the lifestyles and landscapes that accompany rural and urban environments. Prior to joining KMDG, she worked with Sasaki, CMG Landscape Architecture, and Hargreaves Associates

Mary Margaret Jones, FASLA

President & CEO

Hargreaves Jones

Mary Margaret Jones is President of Hargreaves Jones, leading the firm’s offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Cambridge. Mary Margaret has over 30 years of experience, lecturing widely and holding board positions with the American Academy in Rome; The Architectural League NY; the Regional Plan Association; and ODC Dance in San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome; the ASLA; the Urban Design Forum; and Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Her work with Hargreaves Jones has been widely recognized, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize.

Claire Agre, ASLA

Principal and Co-Founder

Unknown Studio

Claire Agre is Cofounder of Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture & Urban Design. Bringing with her a background in oil painting and ecology, she has led design and implementation for a diverse portfolio of projects, including Governors Island Park, Miami Beach Soundscape, Longwood Gardens, Duke University Sculpture Park, The Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve, and Houston Botanic Garden. Her design and intellectual interests range from the large-scale, long-duration works on coastal resilience, to the wondrous and immersive scale of the garden. Claire holds an MLA from the Harvard University and a degree in Environmental Science from Duke University.


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1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available