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ASLA-NY 4 CEUs and a Beer: Site Design Strategies for Health and Wellness


Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am EDT
Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm EDT


Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place New York




Start: Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am EDT
End: Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Join ASLA-NY on March 13th for our semi-annual 4 CEUs and a Beer.  The topic is Site Design Strategies for Health and Wellness.

As landscape architects there are a myriad of factors we consider and integrate into our constructs.  How we develop our site: from orientation, programming, circulation down to the very last detail of plant and pavement selection — each of these decisions has the ability to affect the user experience on a multitude of levels.  Now in its ninth year, our semi-annual 4 CEUs Panel brings experts from a range of perspectives to the table to focus specifically on one of these levels: the links between mental health and design.  Please join us in this series of lectures and moderated panel.  Virtual Happy hour and discussion to follow!   Generously sponsored by DeepRoot and Anova. 

Speakers include:

Sadiya Muqueeth, DrPH, Director of Community Health, The Trust for Public Land


Nélida Quintero, PhD, Environmental Psychologist and Architect, The Center for Urban Design and Mental Health
Nélida Quintero, Ph.D. is an environmental psychologist and licensed architect based in New York.  She is an American Psychological Association NGO Representative at the United Nations, member of the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY Executive Committee and the Habitat Civil Society Working Group as well as Fellow of The Center for Urban Design and Mental Health.

She has taught at various academic institutions including Hunter College, Parsons School of Design (Certificate Program), and as Assistant-in-Instruction at Princeton University, and is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her research interests are broadly focused on the interactions between people, behavior and the physical environment, in particular in relationship to health, well-being, culture, new media and gender. She was co-chair of Psychology Day at the United Nations in 2019 and of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons in 2016.


David Storto, President of Partners Continuing Care and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
David E. Storto is the President of Partners Continuing Care and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Under Mr. Storto’s leadership since 1998, PCC has grown and been developed as the fully integrated non-acute care services division of Partners HealthCare based in Boston, Massachusetts. PCC includes two inpatient rehabilitation hospitals with 25 outpatient centers, a long-term acute-care hospitals, and a skilled nursing facilities, together recognized as the SRN. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is the highly ranked and internationally recognized flagship of the SRN and is home to the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Britt Zuckerman, RLA, Dirtworks Landscape Architecture
Britt Zuckerman has over eight years of design experience focused on commercial, high-end residential and institutional projects. Her passion for landscape is grounded in a deep appreciation of nature and a belief that access to the environment is a fundamental human need. Britt is deeply invested in environmental stewardship and the role that design may play to foster engagement, especially in cities. She believes that in cultivating a deeper connection with nature and through its healing forces we are grounded to the land, as individuals and as social groups. Having worked on projects in New York City, the Northeast, Utah and Alabama, Britt understands the value of unique, engaging design for each site and client.

Britt is a Registered Landscape Architect. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University, where she graduated top of her class, and a Bachelor’s degree from NYU’s Gallatin. Through Dirtworks, Britt is involved in a series of speaking engagements including several at the AIA’s New York Chapter, NYC Parks Dept, The North Shore Garden Club, and she will be an upcoming panelist at the Project for Public Spaces’ International Placemaking Week conference. Britt is also a registered LEED Green Associate, working towards AP.

This event is generously sponsored by:



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