Virtual Event | May 6, 2022
Earn 6 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/HSW Credits
Join the conversation on May 6th
This virtual one day conference features national leaders in landscape architecture presenting recent projects and discussions on how the relationship to outdoors spaces has changed in light of the pandemic, the urgencies of climate change, the need for new public spaces, and the drive to create more healthy and engaged connections to our landscapes.
Here are some of the themes we'll explore
- Reinventing the Commons: Public Squares and Amenities Now
- Wilderness at Home: The Future of Regional Parks
- Putting Equity in the Urban Landscape
- The Past is Present is Future: Memorial Design
- Facing the Water: Riverside Reclamation
Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, CLARB
Kate Tooke ASLA, PLA
Nate Cormier, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP
Managing Studio Director
Lucinda R. Sanders, FASLA
CEO and Partner
founder / principal
Waterfront Design Associate Director
Sarah Weidner Astheimer, RLA, ASLA
Megan Born, RLA, ASLA
Katherine Harvey, RLA
Studio Director, Landscape Architecture
8:15 - 8:30 AM PT
8:40 - 9:20 AM
Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, CLARBPrincipal
9:20 - 10:10 AM
Kate Tooke ASLA, PLAPrincipal
10:20 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:20 AM
Simon DavidFounding Principal
Sarah Weidner Astheimer, RLA, ASLAPrincipal
Megan Born, RLA, ASLASenior Associate
11:20 - 11:40 AM
Redefining Rooftops: Understanding Rooftop Deck Systems
Resllient Landscape Designs with Concrete Pavers
Integrating Sustainable Site Design using BIM
11:40 - 11:50 AM
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM
Lucinda R. Sanders, FASLACEO and Partner
Allen Comptonfounder / principal
12:50 - 1:00 PM
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Select from 5 sessions and join the conversation on important topics for our industry.
TRACK A. Making Spaces: Active and Welcoming Placemaking
1:00 - 2:00 PM PT
Credit type: 1.0 LU/HSW
Rooftop decks create valuable living and recreational space for building owners, residents, and clients. Accommodating restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and everything from residential to government buildings, rooftop deck systems offer the design flexibility to create versatile, unique outdoor spaces over any structural surface. This course explores the features, surface materials, and design options for rooftop deck systems and provides an overview of recommended planning and installation guidelines.
Incorporating nature into the built environment through biophilic design increases occupant well-being, productivity, and health and is an integral component of an ecologically healthy and sustainable community. Presented here is an overview of biophilic design, its relationship to sustainability, and its positive human, environmental, and economic outcomes. Case studies demonstrate how rooftop deck systems can contribute to biophilic and sustainable design objectives.
- Define biophilic design and explain how it is linked to a truly sustainable built environment
- Discuss the principles essential to the effective practice of biophilic design that result in a range of positive physical, mental, behavioral, and environmental outcomes
- Present the economic argument that investments in biophilic design earn high returns in human health and productivity.
- Describe customization options for rooftop decking systems, and reference case studies to illustrate how a unique, usable outdoor space can be installed over any structural surface.
- Use case studies to illustrate how modular rooftop deck systems can contribute to biophilic and sustainable design goals and may help projects earn certification through LEED® v4 BD+C: New Construction, SITES® v2, and the WELL v2 Building Standard™.
Mark Fusco, LEED AP, GRPNational Sales Manager
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Nate Cormier, ASLA, PLA, LEED APManaging Studio Director
Katherine Harvey, RLAStudio Director, Landscape Architecture
TRACK B. Along the Waterfront: Access and Sustainability
1:00 - 2:00 PM PT
Sustainable landscape architecture is essential in today’s outdoor and urban environment. This presentation will explore the hardscaping elements that architects, landscape architects, engineers and other design professionals can use to create multi-layered systems that aid in the design of sustainable spaces that promote health and well-being. While there is no single method of resilient landscape planning & design, this presentation will offer insights into permeable pavers as a method for stormwater management, the impact of pavers with high solar reflectance on heat island effect, and utilizing recycled materials in pavers.
- Describe the beneficial environmental impacts of permeable pavers on water quality, groundwater sources and sewer systems.
- Explore permeable paver material choices and how to incorporate them into multi-layered sustainable water management solutions.
- Discuss paving materials with high solar reflectance and their impact on heat island effect when used in outdoor urban environments, whether on-grade or on a roof deck.
- Explain how recycled materials can be used in the manufacturing of concrete pavers and how that impacts the sustainability of a project.
Scott BlackCommercial Design Consultant
Ashley Allard-LaCroixArchitectural Design Consultant
2:00 - 3:00 PM
WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) is the gold standard for resilient, ecologically-sound, and accessible projects that touch the water's edge. WEDG is a national rating system that has verified projects that include everything from industrial facilities in the Bronx and mixed-use developments in Brooklyn to public park space in North Carolina. From intricate ecosystems to overlapping jurisdictions and land use policies, waterfront design is complex, even for the most seasoned planners, practitioners, and communities, and is becoming even more so with the growing risk of coastal flooding due to sea level rise. With help from hundreds of experts in design, science, community development, engineering, and insurance—the Waterfront Alliance developed WEDG, a science-based voluntary rating system and set of guidelines to address these challenges at the project scale. In this presentation, we’ll share an overview of the WEDG standards and discuss how design firms, agencies, and developers can use them to design exceptional waterfront
Joseph SutkowiWaterfront Design Associate Director
TRACK C. Landscape and Identity: Who Builds Your Landscape
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Description: Landscape architecture has a labor acknowledgement, recognition, and compensation problem. This integrative session will explore how to start to address and bridge the unspoken divide in landscape architecture between ‘professional’ design workers and the skill, craftsmanship and manual labor of crews who build these projects.
TERREMOTO Partners Story Wiggins and Jenny Jones will present on the studio’s Land and Labor working group. And they will bring in additional speakers tbc to explore topics including compensation and alternative benefits, advocating for workers with clients, credit and representation, and the environmental imperative to better value land care. Attendees will also be encouraged to share their own experiences, questions, practices and challenges on the theme of land and labor.
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