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ASLA- NY: Let’s Talk Plants: An ASLA Webinar Series


Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT


Start: Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT
End: Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Panel 3 –Designing with Plants

This is the third panel of our roundtable series, following ‘Why Natives?’ and ‘Building Your Plant List’. This panel will explore strategies for creating compelling spaces utilizing plants. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding for how native plants can be utilized as a tool for creating compelling spaces that are both beautiful and performative.


Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA FAAR, the 2017 winner of the American Society of Landscape Architects Design Medal, is a principal of Reed Hilderbrand LLC. He is also the Peter Louis Hornbeck Professor in Practice at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1990. Notable projects include Long Dock Park in Beacon, NY, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, and campus projects at Duke University, Yale, Harvard, and MIT. Reed Hilderbrand was recognized as ASLA’s 2013 Firm of the Year. Hilderbrand is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, where he was the Mercedes T. Bass Resident in Landscape Architecture for the fall of 2017. In 2017, he was also named by Design Intelligence as one of America’s top 25 educators in design.


Kate Kennon, ASLA,  is  the founder of Offshoots, Inc., a Boston, MA landscape architecture and installation practice focused on productive planting techniques and phytotechnology consulting.  She grew up at her family’s garden center in central Massachusetts, and has  degrees from Cornell University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in Landscape Architecture.  Kate’s book, co-authored with Niall Kirkwood, PHYTO:  Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design, received national awards. She is currently a faculty member at Northeastern University in the School of Architecture.


Wambui Ippolito, is a designer, horticulturist and a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture. She develops programming for museums, public gardens, and parks exploring the broader context of horticulture, focusing on the intersections between migration, design, history, culture and science. She lectures both in the USA and internationally. In her former career, Wambui worked as a Development & Democracy Consultant at international organizations both in the USA and around the world. She is multilingual, fluent in five languages. Wambui is also the founder of the BIPOC Hort Group, a multicultural professional organization of with membership from the USA, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

1 LACES Credit / 1 NYS HSW- Approved

This is a TWO PART REGISTRATION PROCESS.  1) Register below  2) Prior to the event you will receive a link to the Zoom registration, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ZOOM REGISTRATION IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE LINK AND PASSWORD TO THE EVENT. 

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